SUPERIOR MESENTERIC VEIN

 

ORIGIN: Venous plexus in right iliac fossa


COURSE/DRAINAGE
: It is formed at the right iliac fossa by the union of the veins of the appendix (appendicular vein), cecum (cecal veins) and terminal part of ileum. It then continues upwards on the right of the superior mesenteric artery and anterior to the right ureter, duodenum, inferior vena cava and the uncinate process of pancreas. It ends at the neck of pancreas by joining the pelvic vein at a right angle to form the portal vein.

TRIBUTARIES:

bullet Right gastro-epiploic vein
bullet Jejunal veins
bullet Ileal veins
bullet Ileocolic vein
bullet Middle colic vein
bullet Right colic vein
bullet Inferior pancreaticoduodenal vein

             

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