Intervertebral veins

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Vein: Intervertebral veins
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Transverse section of a thoracic vertebra, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.
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Median sagittal section of two thoracic vertebrae, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.
Latin vena intervertebralis
Gray's p.669

The intervertebral veins accompany the spinal nerves through the intervertebral foramina; they receive the veins from the medulla spinalis, drain the internal and external vertebral plexuses.

Their drainage depends upon the part of the body:

Their orifices are provided with valves.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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