Stellate veins

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Vein: Stellate veins
Latin Venae stellatae renis
Gray's p.1224
Drains from Interlobular arteries
Drains to Interlobular veins

The stellate veins are veins that lie beneath the fibrous tunic of the kidney. They are stellate in arrangement and are derived from the capillary network, into which the terminal branches of the interlobular arteries break up. These join to form the interlobular veins, which pass inward between the rays.

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

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