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Right Inferior Pulmonary Vein
Cardiovascular System

Right Inferior Pulmonary Vein

Vena pulmonalis dextra inferior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Union of superior and common basal veins of right lung.

Course: From the right lung to the right posteroinferior aspect of the left atrium.

Tributaries: Superior and common basal veins.

Drainage: Inferior lobe of right lung.

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Origin

The right inferior pulmonary vein is formed by the union of the superior and common basal veins.

Course

As the right inferior pulmonary vein exits the hilum of the right lung, it travels medially to pierce the fibrous pericardium, and drains into the posteroinferior aspect of the left atrium.

Tributaries

The superior and common basal veins are direct tributaries of the right inferior pulmonary vein.

Structures Drained

The right inferior pulmonary vein is responsible for the venous drainage of oxygenated blood from the inferior lobe of the right lung.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary vein atresia

- Anomalous pulmonary venous connection

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