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Appendicular Vein
Cardiovascular System

Appendicular Vein

Vena appendicularis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises from the surface of the appendix.

Course: Travels superiorly towards the ileocecal junction and drains into ileocolic vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Appendix.

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The appendicular vein arises along the surface of the appendix within the mesoappendix.


From its origin, the appendicular vein travels superiorly to merge with the cecal veins or the ileocolic vein (Standring, 2016).


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The appendicular vein drains the appendix.

List of Clinical Correlates


- Acute appendicitis


Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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