Venous segmentation of the human spleen. A corrosion cast study.

Abstract

Partial splenectomy is possible because of vascular segmentation of this organ. Although interest has focused upon arterial supply, this study shows similar venous segmentation. Emerging splenic veins in excess of 1.7 mm at the hilum of ten unembalmed spleens were injected with different colors of modified Batson's compound, and corrosion casts were made… (More)

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