Radiologic Anatomy of Abdominal Blood Vessels


The dominant vessel in the abdominal cavity is the abdominal aorta with its branches. Its diagnostic significance far surpasses that of the veins, including the portal vein. However, under certain circumstances, even these vascular regions may become important diagnostic routes as, for example, in portal hypertension (Fig. 1,2)1.


Portal Vein Abdominal Aorta Superior Mesenteric Artery Lumbar Vertebra Colic Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Wenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Röntgenabteilung der ChirurgischenUniversitätsklinik HeidelbergGermany

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