Ascending lumbar vein
Ascending lumbar vein - Definition
It refers to a vein that originates from the lumbar and sacral veins and runs up through the lumbar area on the side of the spinal column.
It is known as "Vena lumbalis ascendens" in Latin and as "Veine lombale ascendante" in French.
Ascending lumbar vein - Location
The vein arises at the lateral sacral veins and runs in a superior manner, crossing and intersecting the lumbar veins.
Ascending lumbar vein - Function
This vein forms two important structures in the body, the azygos vein and the hemiazygos vein, while crossing the subcostal vein.
Ascending lumbar vein - Pictures
The images here would help you understand the location and appearance of this structure.
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