epigastric vein


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Noun1.epigastric vein - veins serving the anterior walls of the abdomen
inferior epigastric vein, vena epigastrica inferior - empties into the external iliac vein
superficial epigastric vein, vena epigastrica superficialis - empties into the great saphenous vein
superior epigastric veins, venae epigastricae superiores - veins that accompany the superior epigastric artery
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Identification of the inferior epigastric vein and artery on axial images is easier when the vessels are identified deep to the rectus abdominis above the pelvis and followed caudally to their origin from the external iliac vessels.
There were varicose veins in both lower limbs, more marked on the right, and tortuous distended superficial inferior and superior epigastric veins on the trunk The direction of flow in the latter was cephalad.
Examination of the abdominal wall revealed varicosity of the superficial inferior epigastric veins arising at the groin, with cephalad flow.