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Persistent sciatic vein

M. Büyükertan1, U. S. Söztanacı1, H. A. Balcıoğlu1
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0091
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Pubmed: 34545558
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  1. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Üsküdar, 38000 İstanbul, Turkey

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CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2021-07-10
Accepted: 2021-09-05
Published online: 2021-09-15

Abstract

Background: Venous anomalies of the lower extremity are a challenge when found as rare variations. Physicians should be aware of morphological variations in this region for correct diagnosis and management of diseases such as deep vein thrombosis.

Materials and methods: During the routine dissection of the lower extremities of a Caucasian male cadaver, a case of persistent sciatic vein was found.

Results: A persistent sciatic vein originating from the saphenopopliteal junction coursed proximally and laterally to enter into the adductor magnus muscle, at the right side. Running through the fibers of the adductor magnus anteriorly, the variant vein drained into the deep femoral vein just medial to the vastus medialis muscle.

Conclusions: As being a rare congenital vascular anomaly, the persistent sciatic vein should be correctly diagnosed and defined during the radiologic assessments, surgical interventions and blockades for better outcomes and lesser complications.

Abstract

Background: Venous anomalies of the lower extremity are a challenge when found as rare variations. Physicians should be aware of morphological variations in this region for correct diagnosis and management of diseases such as deep vein thrombosis.

Materials and methods: During the routine dissection of the lower extremities of a Caucasian male cadaver, a case of persistent sciatic vein was found.

Results: A persistent sciatic vein originating from the saphenopopliteal junction coursed proximally and laterally to enter into the adductor magnus muscle, at the right side. Running through the fibers of the adductor magnus anteriorly, the variant vein drained into the deep femoral vein just medial to the vastus medialis muscle.

Conclusions: As being a rare congenital vascular anomaly, the persistent sciatic vein should be correctly diagnosed and defined during the radiologic assessments, surgical interventions and blockades for better outcomes and lesser complications.

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Keywords

sciatic vein, popliteal vein, variation, cadaver, deep femoral vein, Klippel-Trénaunay-Weber syndrome

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Title

Persistent sciatic vein

Journal

Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-09-15

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DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0091

Pubmed

34545558

Keywords

sciatic vein
popliteal vein
variation
cadaver
deep femoral vein
Klippel-Trénaunay-Weber syndrome

Authors

M. Büyükertan
U. S. Söztanacı
H. A. Balcıoğlu

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