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Encyclopedia > Profunda femoris vein

Profunda femoris vein is a large vein in the thigh. Its course runs along side of the profunda femoris artery and it drains into the femoral vein. In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ... Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... The profunda femoris artery (also known as the deep femoral artery, or the deep artery of the thigh) is a branch of the femoral artery that, as its name suggests, travels more deeply (posteriorly) than the rest of the femoral artery. ... In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath. ...


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Dr. Brantigan - Physcian Information (3666 words)
A vein that has undergone cavernous transformation will often be identified on ascending venography as an open vein and on descending venography as a competent vein when, in fact, the vein is functionally occluded.
The lesser saphenous vein should be removed when it is incompetent, and the number and severity of scars made on the leg to achieve ligation and stripping of the superficial system in the context of the chronic venous ulcer is less important than it is in young women with a cosmetic problem or swollen legs.
In some patients with an incompetent venous system, it is possible to identify a venous valve either in the profunda femoris vein or in the greater saphenous vein which is competent.
Femoral vein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the femoral sheath.
The term is superficial femoral vein not recognized as a legitimate anatomic term.
radiologists, vascular surgeons) use the term superficial femoral vein for the distal part of the femoral vein (to differentiate it from the profunda femoris vein, which is paired with the profunda femoris artery).
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