Definition of Oesophageal veins
1. Noun. Small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins.
Medical Definition of Oesophageal veins
1. Series of veins draining the submucous venous plexus of the oesophagus; proceding inferiorly from the cervical portion of the oesophagus, they drain to the inferior thyroid vein, the superior intercostal veins, the azygos, accessory hemiazygos and hemiazygos veins, all of which are ultimately tributaries of the superior vena cava; the most inferior oesophageal veins, from the cardiac portion of the oesophagus, drain via the oesophageal branches of the left gastric vein, a tributary of the portal vein. Thus, the submucosal veins of the inferior oesophagus form a portocaval anastomoses, and are subject to the formation of varicosities in portal hypertension. Synonym: venae oesophageae. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Oesophageal veins
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1. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1896)
"There have been a certain number of cases reported where hemorrhage from the oesophageal veins occurred without cirrhosis of the liver; ..."
2. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"He does not believe that haemorrhage from the stomach is due to rupture of oesophageal veins. On the other hand, Thibaudet reports a case running a latent ..."
3. The Diseases of the stomach by Carl Anton Ewald, Morris Manges (1897)
"Here especial attention must he paid to the haemorrhage from dilated oesophageal veins. In hepatic cirrhosis these vessels, which form a part of the ..."
4. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1898)
"Rupture of these oesophageal veins may cause fatal haemorrhage. Two cases of the kind have occurred in my experience. The blood may pass per rectum alone, ..."