|Drains from Lateral sacral veins||FMA 12858|
|Drains to Azygos vein and hemiazygos vein|
Latin Vena lumbalis ascendens
TA A12.3.07.011 A12.3.09.004
The ascending lumbar vein is a vein that runs up through the lumbar region on the side of the vertebral column.
The ascending lumbar vein is a paired structure (i.e. one each for the right and left sides of the body). It starts at the lateral sacral veins, and it runs superiorly, intersecting with the lumbar veins as it crosses them.
When the ascending lumbar vein crosses the subcostal vein, it becomes one of the following: