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Pubic Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Pubic Vein (Right)

Vena pubica

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Quick Facts

Origin: Posterior to the pecten pubis.

Course: Descends posterior to the pubis bone.

Tributaries: No tributaries.

Drainage: Pubis and Pubic symphysis.

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The pubic vein originates posterior to the pecten pubis.


From its origin, the pubic vein runs adjacent to the femoral vein and descends posterior to the pubis bone adjacent to the femoral ring. The pubic vein drains into the inferior epigastric or obturator vein. Anatomical variation of the pubic vein is common. It may replace the obturator vein or join the obturator vein as an accessory obturator vein (Moore et al., 2013).


The pubic vein does not receive any tributaries but forms an anastomosis with the pubic branch from the obturator vein.

Structures Drained

The pubic vein drains the pubis and the pubic symphysis.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Strangulated femoral hernia during correction of inguinal or femoral hernia


Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F. and Agur, A. M. R. (2013) Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Clinically Oriented Anatomy 7th edn.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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