Hepatic Critical Care 1st ed

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Hepatic Critical Care 1st ed


The liver is the body’s largest internal organ. It plays a vital role in many metabolic processes. The liver has a unique vascular supply with most of its blood coming from the portal venous circulation. The distribution of the portal vein and hepatic artery (which supplies the liver), hepatic vein (which drains the liver), and bile ducts (transport out of the liver) form a unique pattern.