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inferior mesenteric vein
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In this image the IMV is shown draining into the splenic vein.

Venous drainage of the superior rectal veins is to the portal venous system, whereas venous drainage of the middle and inferior rectal veins is to the systemic tributaries of the IVC. However, there are anastomoses between the superior, middle, and inferior rectal veins. Therefore portal hypertension can lead to dilated rectal veins (rectal varices) that may rupture, in which case fresh blood may be found in the stool.
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