Gonadal vein

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Gonadal vein
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The relations of the viscera and large vessels of the abdomen.
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gonadal artery
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_04/12847847
Anatomical terminology
 
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Gonadal vein
Gray1120.png
The relations of the viscera and large vessels of the abdomen.
Details
gonadal artery
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_04/12847847
Anatomical terminology

In medicine, gonadal vein refers to the blood vessel that carries blood away from the gonad (testis, ovary) toward the heart.

The left gonadal vein drains into the left renal vein, whereas the right drains directly into the inferior vena cava