Venous drainage of intestines
Venous drainage of small intestine
The small intestine is drained by the vessels of the portal veinous system. The venous drainage of the jejunum and ileum occurs through small jejunal and ileal veins that carry blood to the superior mesenteric vein. The superior mesenteric vein merges with the splenic vein behind the head of the pancreas, and the blood drains into the hepatic portal vein.