Middle colic vein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Middle colic vein
Portal vein and tributaries. (Middle colic vein hidden behind pancreas, but it is possible to see where it drains to the superior mesenteric.)
Drains from transverse colon
Drains to superior mesenteric vein
Artery middle colic artery
Latin vena colica media
TA A12.3.12.027
FMA 15406
Anatomical terminology

The middle colic vein drains the transverse colon. It is a tributary of the superior mesenteric vein, and follows the path of its corresponding artery, the middle colic artery.