Middle rectal veins

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Vein: Middle rectal veins
Scheme of the anastomosis of the veins of the rectum
Latin venae rectales mediae
Gray's subject #173 676
Drains from    rectum
Drains to internal iliac vein
Artery middle rectal artery
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The middle rectal veins (or middle hemorrhoidal vein) take origin in the hemorrhoidal plexus and receive tributaries from the bladder, prostate, and seminal vesicle.

They run lateralward on the pelvic surface of the Levator ani to end in the hypogastric vein.

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