Subcostal vein

Subcostal vein
Drains to ascending lumbar vein
Artery subcostal artery
Latin vena subcostalis
TA A12.3.07.013
FMA 12845

Anatomical terminology

The subcostal vein is a vein in the human body that runs along the bottom of the twelfth rib. It has the same essential qualities as the posterior intercostal veins, except that it cannot be considered intercostal because it is not between two ribs.

Each subcostal vein gives off a posterior (dorsal) branch which has a similar distribution to the posterior ramus of an intercostal artery.

See also

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