Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharatabout 1 year ago
Direction of Blood Flow

Direction of Blood Flow

Determining the direction of blood flow in the veins of the anterior abdominal wall is important because it differentiates cirrhosis from vena caval obstruction. . . Cirrhosis, the direction of blood flow is away from the umbilicus (radiating like a star from the umbilicus), whereas in vena caval obstruction, the direction is eithercompletely above downward (SVC obstruction) or completely below upward (IVC obstruction).

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