Splenic vein

Splenic vein

Infobox Vein
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = vena lienalis
GraySubject = 174
GrayPage = 681


Caption = Transverse section of the spleen, showing the trabecular tissue and the splenic vein and its tributaries.


Caption2 = The portal vein and its tributaries. (Spleen is at far right, and "lienal vein" is visible traveling from it to the left.)
DrainsFrom = trabecular vein of spleen
Source = short gastric veins, left gastroepiploic vein, pancreatic veins, inferior mesenteric vein
DrainsTo = hepatic portal vein
Artery = splenic artery
MeshName = Splenic+Vein
MeshNumber = A07.231.908.670.730
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DorlandsSuf =
In anatomy, the splenic vein (in the past called the lienal vein) is the blood vessel that drains blood from the spleen.

It joins with the superior mesenteric vein, to form the hepatic portal vein and follows a course superior to the pancreas, alongside of the similarly named artery, the splenic artery.

It collects branches from the stomach and pancreas and most notably from the large intestine, which is drained by the inferior mesenteric vein and joins with splenic vein shortly before it forms the portal vein.


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External links

* - "The Spleen"
* - "Splenic vein thrombosis"
* - "Intestines and Pancreas: Structures Posterior to the Pancreas:
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* (NormanAnatomyFig|pancreasvessels)
* [http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9909 Splenic vein] - medterms.com


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