Ascending lumbar communicant vein
The ascending lumbar communicant vein is a communication between the left ascending lumbar vein and the left renal vein. Because of its retroperitoneal location, when dilated, it may be mistaken for a lymph node on non-contrast studies with thick collimation.
The image shows the left renal vein in yellow, the ascending lumbar communicant vein in red, and the lumbar vein in blue.
- 1. Yao Y, et al. Communicating Vein between the Left Renal Vein and Left Ascending Lumber Vein: Incidence and Significance on Abdominal CT. Radiation Medicine: 2003; 21(6) 252–257.
Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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|The Ascending Lumbar Communicant Vein||✗|