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Descending Genicular Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Descending Genicular Vein (Right)

Vena genus descendens

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superomedial aspect of the knee.

Course: Ascends medially to drain into the femoral vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Knee joint.

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The descending genicular vein arises at the superomedial aspect of the knee.


The descending genicular vein ascends medially, accompanied by the branches of the descending genicular artery. It drains into the femoral vein.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The descending genicular vein drains blood from the medial aspect of the knee joint.

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