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Right Colic Vein
Cardiovascular System

Right Colic Vein

Vena colica dextra

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises along the ascending colon.

Course: Travels from right to left to join the superior mesenteric vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Ascending colon.

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Origin

The right colic vein originates along the surface of ascending colon.

Course

Typically, the right colic vein travels from right to left to join the superior mesenteric vein. Occasionally, the right colic vein will join the right gastroepiploic or inferior pancreaticoduodenal veins to form a gastrocolic trunk, which drains into the superior mesenteric vein (Standring, 2016).

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The right colic vein drains the ascending colon.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Right hemicolectomy

References

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

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