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Perforating Veins of Adductor Canal (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Perforating Veins of Adductor Canal (Right)

Venae perforantes canalis adductorii

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There are three direct perforating veins of the adductor canal, two found in the upper and middle third of the thigh (Dodd’s perforating veins), and one in the distal thigh (Hunter’s perforating vein). These perforating veins join the great saphenous vein with the femoral vein.

Structures Drained

The perforating veins of the thigh connect the superficial venous system of the lower limb with the deep venous system. The perforating veins shunt blood in one direction, from superficial veins to the high-pressured deep veins. The perforating veins contain valves to prevent the flow of blood from deep to superficial.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Varicose veins

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