A 27-year-old woman has suffered a gunshot wound to her midabdomen

A 27-year-old woman has suffered a gunshot wound to her midabdomen. After
examining the patient’s angiogram, a trauma surgeon locates the source of bleeding from
pairs of veins that typically terminate in the same vein. Which of the following veins are
damaged?

(A) Left and right ovarian veins
(B) Left and right gastroepiploic veins
© Left and right colic veins
(D) Left and right suprarenal veins
(E) Left and right hepatic veins

The answer is E. The right and left hepatic veins drain into the inferior vena cava (IVC).
The right gastroepiploic vein drains into the superior mesenteric vein, but the left one
drains into the splenic vein. The right gonadal and suprarenal veins drain into the IVC,
whereas the left ones drain into the left renal vein. The right colic vein ends in the superior
mesenteric vein, but the left one terminates in the inferior mesenteric vein.