Esophageal veins

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Esophageal veins
Artery Esophageal artery
Latin Venae oesophageales
TA A12.3.04.011
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 which drains into the portal vein.[citation needed]

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

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