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The left gastric vein drains into the portal vein in this case (it also commonly drains into the splenic vein) - this image is not the best example.

Portal hypertension (for example, in cirrhosis) may lead esophageal varices when venous blood flows from the portal vein --> left gastric vein --> esophageal veins. Dilated esophageal veins (esophageal varices) may rupture leading to hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and is frequently fatal. Note that the azygos and hemiazygos veins drain blood from the esophagus back to the heart (via the SVC).
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