Medical Definition of Vena azygos minor inferior

1. Formed by the merger of the left ascending lumbar vein with the left subcostal vein or a communication from the inferior vena cava, it pierces the left crus of the diaphragm, ascends along the left side of the bodies of the lower thoracic vertebrae, opposite the eighth vertebra, crosses the midline behind the aorta, thoracic duct, and oesophagus, and empties into the azygos vein, sometimes in common with the accessory hemiazygos vein. Synonym: vena hemiazygos, vena azygos minor inferior. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vena Azygos Minor Inferior

vena anastomotica superior
vena angularis
vena appendicularis
vena aqueductus cochleae
vena aqueductus vestibuli
vena arcuata renis
vena arteriosa
vena atrii lateralis
vena atrii medialis
vena auricularis
vena auricularis anterior
vena auricularis posterior
vena axillaris
vena azygos
vena azygos major
vena azygos minor inferior (current term)
vena azygos minor superior
vena basalis
vena basalis communis
vena basalis inferior
vena basalis superior
vena basilica
vena basivertebralis
vena brachialis
vena brachiocephalica
vena bronchialis
vena bulbi vestibuli
vena canaliculi cochleae
vena canalis pterygoidei

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