Left colic vein

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Vein: Left colic vein
Portal vein and tributaries. (Left colic vein visible but not labeled.)
Latin vena colica sinistra
Drains from transverse colon
Drains to inferior mesenteric vein
Artery left colic artery

The left colic vein drains the descending colon. It is a tributary of the inferior mesenteric vein, and follows the path of its corresponding artery, the left colic artery.


  • Ascending branch
  • Descending branch