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Vol 67, No 4 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Axial transformation of the profunda femoris vein: formation, relations and course in a cadaveric specimen

K. Natsis, T. Totlis, G. Paraskevas, E. Papathanasiou, G. Sofidis, G. Noussios
Folia Morphol 2008;67(4):304-306.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

When the superficial femoral vein is obstructed by thrombosis, the profunda femoris vein provides an important collateral pathway, transforming into the axial vein of the lower limb. When operating on a transformed axial vein, a surgeon should be aware of the formation, the relations and the course of the vein. A precise description of these anatomical features is not feasible on the basis of ultrasound, venographic or surgical study but only from anatomical studies. We present a case of axial transformation of the profunda femoris vein found in a cadaver, focusing on the anatomical features of the transformed axial vein.

Abstract

When the superficial femoral vein is obstructed by thrombosis, the profunda femoris vein provides an important collateral pathway, transforming into the axial vein of the lower limb. When operating on a transformed axial vein, a surgeon should be aware of the formation, the relations and the course of the vein. A precise description of these anatomical features is not feasible on the basis of ultrasound, venographic or surgical study but only from anatomical studies. We present a case of axial transformation of the profunda femoris vein found in a cadaver, focusing on the anatomical features of the transformed axial vein.
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Keywords

axial vein of the lower limb; thrombosis; variation

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Title

Axial transformation of the profunda femoris vein: formation, relations and course in a cadaveric specimen

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2008)

Pages

304-306

Published online

2008-09-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2008;67(4):304-306.

Keywords

axial vein of the lower limb
thrombosis
variation

Authors

K. Natsis
T. Totlis
G. Paraskevas
E. Papathanasiou
G. Sofidis
G. Noussios

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