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Details for anatomical structure: umbilical vein

EndoNet ID: ENC00519

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umbilical vein, left umbilical vein, Vena umbilicalis

General information

The vein that returns the blood from the placenta to the fetus; traversing the umbilical cord, it enters the fetal body at the umbilicus and passes thence into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein; its blood then flows by way of the ductus venosus and the inferior vena cava to the right atrium

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0000244

Larger structures


      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: vasorin


      • Receptor: vasorin