Inferior mesenteric vein
|Vein: Inferior mesenteric vein|
|The portal vein and its tributaries. The superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein, into which the inferior mesenteric vein empties. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein. Anatomical position.|
|Superior and inferior duodenal fossæ.|
|Latin||vena mesenterica inferior|
|Gray's||subject #174 681|
|Drains to||splenic vein|
|Artery||inferior mesenteric artery|
In human anatomy, the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) is a blood vessel that drains blood from the large intestine. It usually terminates when reaching the splenic vein, which goes on to form the portal vein with the superior mesenteric vein (SMV). Anatomical variations include the IMV draining into the confluence of the SMV and splenic vein and the IMV draining in the SMV.
Additional images 
- ii/m/MESENTERIC_VEIN_INFERIOR article at GE's Medcyclopaedia
- SUNY Labs 39:06-0100 - "Intestines and Pancreas: Tributaries of Inferior Mesenteric Vein"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8568
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8694