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Superior Lateral Genicular Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Superior Lateral Genicular Vein (Left)

Vena superior lateralis genus

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superolateral aspect of the knee.

Course: Passes posteriorly to drain into the popliteal vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Knee joint.

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Origin

The superior lateral genicular vein arises at the superolateral aspect of the knee.

Course

The superior lateral genicular vein passes posteriorly and horizontally across the lateral condyle of the femur to drain into the popliteal vein. It accompanies the superior lateral genicular artery.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The superior lateral genicular vein drains blood from the knee joint.

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