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Prepyloric Vein
Cardiovascular System

Prepyloric Vein

Vena prepylorica

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises along the junction of the pylorus and the duodenum.

Course: Travels superiorly from the surface of the gastroduodenal junction to drain into the right gastric vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Gastroduodenal junction.

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The prepyloric veins originate on the surface of the pylorus, near the duodenum.


The prepyloric veins pass superior and posterior to drain into the right gastric vein (Standring, 2016).


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The prepyloric veins drain the region of the gastroduodenal junction.


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

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