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Ovarian vein


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovarian_vein
Updated: 2017-05-22T18:19Z
Ovarian vein
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Details
Drains fromovary
Drains toinferior vena cava
left renal vein
Arteryovarian artery
Identifiers
Latinvena ovarica sinistra, vena ovarica dextra
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Anatomical terminology
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The ovarian vein, the female gonadal vein, carries deoxygenated blood from its corresponding ovary to inferior vena cava or one of its tributaries. It is the female equivalent of the testicular vein, and is the venous counterpart of the ovarian artery. It can be found in the suspensory ligament of the ovary.[1]

Structure

It is a paired vein, each one supplying an ovary.

  • The right ovarian vein travels through the suspensatory ligament of the ovary and generally joins the inferior vena cava.
  • The left ovarian vein, unlike the right, often joins the left renal vein instead of the inferior vena cava.[2][3]

Pathology

Thrombosis of ovarian vein is associated with postpartum endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, and gynecologic surgery.

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See also

References

  1. ^ II, Anne M.R. Agur, Arthur F. Dalley (2009). Grant's atlas of anatomy. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0-7817-9604-0. 
  2. ^ Lampmann LE, Smeets AJ, Lohle PN. Uterine fibroids: targeted embolization, an update on technique. Abdom Imaging. 2003 Oct 31; PMID 15160767.
  3. ^ Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students (Pbk. ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-06612-2. 

External links

  • Anatomy photo:40:13-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Tributaries to the Inferior Vena Cava"


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