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Deep Veins of Femoral Region (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Deep Veins of Femoral Region (Left)

Venae profundae regionis femoris

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Description

The main deep vein of the femoral region (or thigh) is the femoral vein. The femoral vein is a continuation of the popliteal vein after it passes through the adductor hiatus of the adductor magnus muscle. The femoral vein receives several tributaries, including the deep femoral and the great saphenous vein, which delivers blood from the superficial aspects of the thigh. The femoral vein has four or five valves, two of which are most constant distal to the entry of the deep femoral vein (Standring, 2016).

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References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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