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Esophageal veins

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Esophageal veins

Esophageal veins
Latin Venae oesophageales
esophageal artery
Anatomical terminology

The esophageal veins drain blood from the esophagus to the azygos vein, in the thorax, and to the inferior thyroid vein in the neck. It also drains, although with less significance, to the hemiazygos vein, posterior intercostal vein and bronchial veins.

In the abdomen, some drain to the left gastric vein.

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