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The venous drainage of the adrenal (suprarenal) glands is typically comprised of a single vein draining each adrenal gland. Like the gonadal veins each side drains differently:
- left suprarenal vein drains into the left renal vein 1.
- right suprarenal vein drains directly into the inferior vena cava 1.
Variant anatomy of the suprarenal vasculature is common and has been reported in 13% of patients 2.
On the right side, the variants include one central vein with multiple significant accessory veins or a suprarenal vein that drains directly into the hepatic vein 2. On the left side, variants include two significant adrenal veins or a branch to the left inferior phrenic vein 2.
Variation is more common on the right side than on the left (17% vs. 9%) 2.
- adrenal vein thrombosis