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NBME 22 Answers
A 52-year-old man with a history of alcoholic ...
Superior rectal comes from the inferior mesenteric vein which comes from the splenic vein --> portal veins
Thus, this dude had cirrhosis so it would "back-up" into the superior rectal vein.
FA 2018: p360
Superior rectal not superior mesenteric. Took me a minute
ugh am i ever gonna get these right EVER
why not the inferior mesenteric, since the superior rectal drains there
@titanesxvi think it is because question says direct which is why superior rectal
thomasburton, so are they asking what vessels do internal hemorrhoids directly drain into? The order is Superior rectal vein--> Inferior mesenteric vein--> portal vein.
Yes exactly, so they do eventually reach IMV but not 'directly'