Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Veins: Abdomen
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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It may have between 10 and 15 tributaries.
The superior mesenteric vein may receive an accessory splenic and sometimes drains into a renal vein.
The anterior and posterior inferior pancreaticoduodenal veins drain into the first jejunal vein in 70% of individuals or into the superior mesenteric vein as separtate tributaries or in a common trunk in 30%.
Davis, R.A., Milloy, F.J. and B.J. Anson. (1958) Lumbar, renal, and associated parietal and visceral veins based upon a study of 100 specimens. Surg., Gynecol. Obstet. 107:1-22.
Gillot, C., Hureau, J., Aaron, C., Martini, R. and G.Thaler. (1964) The superior mesenteric vein. An anatomic and surgical study of eighty-one subjects. J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons 41:339-369.
Tillaux, -. (1858-1859) Veine mésentérique anormale; se rendant dans une veine rénale. Bulletins et Mem. de la Société Anatomique de Paris XXXIV(5):36.
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