Inferior mesenteric vein
|Inferior mesenteric vein|
Superior and inferior duodenal fossæ.
|Drains to||splenic vein|
|Artery||inferior mesenteric artery|
|Latin||vena mesenterica inferior|
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.
- "Mesenteric vein inferior". Medcyclopaedia. GE.[dead link]
- Anatomy photo:39:06-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Intestines and Pancreas: Tributaries of Inferior Mesenteric Vein"
- Anatomy image:8568 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anatomy image:8694 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center