Intervertebral veins

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Vein: Intervertebral veins
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Transverse section of a thoracic vertebra, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.
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Median sagittal section of two thoracic vertebrae, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.
Latin vena intervertebralis
Gray's subject #172 669
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
v_05/12850732

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The intervertebral veins accompany the spinal nerves through the intervertebral foramina; they receive the veins from the medulla spinalis, drain the internal and external vertebral plexuses.

Their drainage depends upon the part of the body:

Their orifices are provided with valves.

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