gluteal vein


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Noun1.gluteal vein - veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body
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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These nontruncal pathways are much more common in multiparous women and include pudendal and gluteal vein incompetence (4) (Figure 1).
Given the proximity of the femoral and gluteal veins to arthroscopy portals, likely compression of these veins with traction on the perineal post, as well as prolonged traction on the limbs during these procedures, we feel that the rate of thrombosis may be underestimated, and that there will be a significant percentage of patients that have clinically asymptomatic DVT.