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Median Sacral Vein
Cardiovascular System

Median Sacral Vein

Vena sacralis mediana

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The median sacral vein is a singular vein that originates on the anterior surface of the sacrum.


From its origin, the vein ascends on the anterior surface of the sacrum to drain into the common iliac vein, at approximately the level of the fourth lumbar vertebrae.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The median sacral vein drains the ventral surface of the sacrum.

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Vein is a secreted ligand for the Drosophila EGFR receptor homolog (EGFR), and EGFR-mediated activation of the Ras/MAP kinase pathway is essential for longitduinal glial cell survival (Hidalgo et al., 2001).

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