Tributaries of the Inferior vena cava Mnemonic

A mnemonic to remember the Tributaries of the Inferior vena cava is:

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Mnemonic

I liac vein (common)
L umbar vein
T esticular (gonadal) vein (direct tributary on right side; empties into left renal vein → IVC on left side)
R enal vein
S uprarenal vein (same drainage as gonadal vein)
H epatic vein

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