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Anterior Segmental Medullary Veins (Lumbar; Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Segmental Medullary Veins (Lumbar; Left)

Venae medullares segmentales anteriores

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Quick Facts

Origin: Anterior spinal veins, in the subarachnoid space surrounding the spinal cord.

Course: Pass laterally to accompany the anterior roots of the spinal cord to meet the posterior segmental medullary veins.

Tributaries: Anterior spinal veins.

Drainage: Ventral spinal cord and the subarachnoid space.

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Origin

The anterior segmental medullary veins originating at the lateral aspect of the anterior spinal veins.

Course

The anterior segmental medullary veins pass laterally in the subarachnoid space towards the intervertebral foramen where it meets the posterior segmental medullary vein and drains into the intervertebral vein.

Tributaries

The anterior segmental medullary veins receive the anterior spinal veins and the network formed between these vessels.

Structures Drained

The anterior segmental medullary veins drain the ventral spinal cord and the subarachnoid space.

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