Adverts

Deep vein - Related Links

Deep vein

Deep vein
File:Gray576.png
The veins of the right axilla, viewed from in front.
Details
Latin vena profunda
Identifiers
Gray's p.641
TA Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 277: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
TH Template:Str mid/core.html {{#property:P1694}}
TE {{#property:P1693}}
FMA Template:FMA
Anatomical terminology

A deep vein is a vein that is deep in the body. This contrasts with superficial veins that are close to the body's surface.

Deep veins are almost always beside an artery with the same name (e.g. the femoral vein is beside the femoral artery). Collectively, they carry the vast majority of the blood. Occlusion of a deep vein can be life-threatening and is most often caused by thrombosis. Occlusion of a deep vein by thrombosis is called deep vein thrombosis.

Because of their location deep within the body, operation on these veins can be difficult.

List

Upper limb

Lower limb

References

  1. ^ Princeton Review (2003). Anatomy Coloring Workbook, Second Edition. The Princeton Review. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-375-76342-7. 


Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found.