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Intercapitular Veins of Foot (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Intercapitular Veins of Foot (Left)

Venae intercapitulares pedis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Connection between the dorsal and plantar venous system.

Course: Between the heads of the metatarsal bones.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Connect the dorsal and plantar venous systems.

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Origin

The intercapitular veins are short vessels that connect the superficial dorsal and the deep plantar venous systems.

Course

The intercapitular veins are short vessels that pass between the heads of the metatarsal bones. These veins tend not to have any valves and the blood flow is bidirectional. In some instances valves may be present and face towards the superficial system, thus, allowing blood to pass from the plantar to dorsal systems (Kelikian, 2012).

References

Kelikian, A. S. (2012) Sarrafian's Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional. Wolters Kluwer Health.

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