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Posterior Scrotal Veins (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Scrotal Veins (Left)

Venae scrotales posteriores

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Quick Facts

Origin: Skin of posterior scrotum.

Course: Passes posteriorly to empty into the internal pudendal vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Posterior scrotum.

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Origin

The posterior scrotal vein arises in the skin and fascia of the posterior scrotum.

Course

The posterior scrotal vein passes from the posterior scrotum superiorly and posteriorly to empty into the internal pudendal vein.

A potential shunt exists between the external iliac vein (via anterior scrotal veins) and the internal iliac vein (via posterior scrotal veins) that, when exploited, can lead to varicocele (varicose veins of scrotal veins) (Patel, 2017).

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The posterior scrotal vein drains the skin and fascial layers of the posterior scrotum.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Varicocele

References

Patel, A. P. (2017) 'Anatomy and physiology of chronic scrotal pain', Transl Androl Urol, 6(Suppl 1), pp. S51-s56.

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