Clinical anatomy of the obliterated umbilical vein

M. D. Ram, Mukund S. Didolkar

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A study of fifty umbilical veins has shown that the adult vein is not completely fibrosed. Successful cannulation was obtained in forty-four of forty-seven adult veins. Two types of umbilicoportal venous junctions were noted. This vein provides access for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on the portal system and liver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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