inferior vena cava

Lumbar Veins

Lumbar Veins The lumbar veins are illustrated in this diagram. The lumbar veins run along the posterior abdominal wall and drain into the inferior vena cava. In addition some lumbar veins drain into the iliolumbar vein, and into ascending lumbar veins. There are several veins which drain into the inferior vena cava. The inferior cava is formed from the union of the common iliac veins, which receive blood from the pelvis and lower limbs. Draining directly into the inferior vena cava, are the following veins: Lumbar veins Right gonadal veins (ovarian/testicular) Renal veins Right suprarenal vein Inferior phrenic veins Hepatic …

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Lumbar veins

Inferior Vena Cava

Inferior Vena Cava The structure indicated is the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena cava is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood into the right atrium of the heart from the lower part of the body. The inferior vena cava is formed at the point of union of the right and left common iliac veins at the L5 vertebral level. Several veins drain into the inferior vena cava: Lumbar veins Right gonadal vein (the left gonadal vein drains into the left renal vein) Renal veins Right suprarenal vein Inferior phrenic vein Hepatic veins The inferior vena cava ascends through the abdomen …

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Inferior vena cava