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Old 04-13-2010
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Question Anatomy of variceal bleeding?

The cause of bleeding variceal veins in a chronic alcoholic is indirect shunting of blood to the superior vena cave via which of the following veins?

A- Hepatic
B- Splenic
C- Left gastric
D- Superior mesenteric
E- Right gastroepiploic
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Default i keep forgetting this

im pretty sure ive come across this question before.

is it C? whats the answer?
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is it C ???
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i think its 'gastric vein'.. gastric vein is a direct branch of portal vein.it drains the abdominal esophagus. anatomizes with the esophageal vein(supplies thoracic esophagus) which further drains into azygos vein which drains into SVC.
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yes, kjain is right...gastric vein is the answer...
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