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Encyclopedia > Superior mesenteric vein
The portal vein and its tributaries. The superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein. Anatomical position.
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The portal vein and its tributaries. The superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein. Anatomical position.

In anatomy, the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) is a blood vessel that drains blood from the small intestine (jejunum and ileum). It terminates when reaching the portal vein, which it forms with the splenic vein. It lies to the right of the similarily name artery, the superior mesenteric artery, which originates from the abdominal aorta. The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ... The portal vein and its tributaries - the largest are the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. ... The anatomical position is a schematic convention for describing the relative morphology of the human body. ... Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... The arterial system The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... Diagram showing the poop shoot In biology the small intestine is the part of the gastrointestinal tract between the stomach and the large intestine (colon). ... Diagram of the Human Intestine In anatomy of the digestive system, the jejunum is the central of the three divisions of the small intestine and lies between the duodenum and the ileum. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the ileum (not to be confused with the ilium, a pelvic bone), is the final section of the small intestine. ... The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ... The portal vein and its tributaries - the largest are the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. ... The superior mesenteric artery arises from the anterior surface of the aorta, just inferior to the origin of the celiac trunk, and supplies the intestine from the duodenum and pancreas to the left colic flexure. ... AORTA can also mean always-on real-time access, referring to WAN computer networks. ...


Tributaries of the superior mesenteric vein drain the large intestine, stomach, pancreas and appendix and include the In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ... The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes endocrine - it produces several important hormones // Anatomy The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall. ... The word appendix refers to the following things: In publishing, an appendix is a short section at the end of a book, often used for supplementary information. ...

  • gastroepiploic vein,
  • inferior pancreaticoduodenal veins,
  • middle colic vein,
  • right colic vein and
  • ileocolic vein.

Thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein is quite rare, but a significant cause of mesenteric ischemia and can be fatal. It is estimated that 10-15% of mesenteric ischemia is due to mesenteric thrombosis.[1] In medicine, ischemia (Greek ισχαιμία, isch- is restriction, hema or haema is blood) is a restriction in blood supply, generally due to factors in the blood vessels, with resultant damage or dysfunction of tissue. ... Thrombosis is the formation of a clot or thrombus inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. ...


Reference

  1. ^ Tessier DJ, Williams RA, Mesenteric ischemic thrombosis, eMedicine, URL: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2753.htm, Accessed July 30, 2005.

External link

  • The Portal System of Veins - Gray's Anatomy
  • Superior mesenteric vein - The Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging Volume II


Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

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