Esophageal veins

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Esophageal veins
Details
Latin Venae oesophageales
esophageal artery
Identifiers
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_05/12851147
TA A12.3.04.011
A12.3.07.006
FMA 70834
Anatomical terminology

The esophageal veins drain blood from the esophagus to the azygos vein, in the thorax, and to the inferior thyroid vein in the neck. It also drains, although with less significance, to the hemiazygos vein, posterior intercostal vein and bronchial veins.

In the abdomen, some drain to the left gastric vein.[1]

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Esophageal+veins at eMedicine Dictionary

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