Intervertebral veins

Intervertebral veins

Transverse section of a thoracic vertebra, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.

Median sagittal section of two thoracic vertebrae, showing the vertebral venous plexuses.
Latin vena intervertebralis

Anatomical terminology

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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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