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Unformatted text preview: The attachment of these veins to the IVC help hold the liver in position. Relationships of hepatic arteries Right hepatic artery crosses anterior to portal vein and runs posterior to the common hepatic duct. Portal vein forms posterior to neck of pancreas and ascends anterior to IVC Biliary flow The liver is responsible for production of bile. Bile is collected in the canaliculi (in the liver) which then travels into duct formed by a group of canaliculi. Bile ducts (considered intrahepatic as they are found in the liver) will then drain into a left and right hepatic duct (these can be extrahepatic outside the liver, or intrahepatic). The left and right hepatic ducts then merge to form the common hepatic duct. When this is joined by the cystic duct from the gallbladder, this is now called the common bile duct....
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