ophthalmic vein


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Related to ophthalmic vein: supraorbital vein
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Noun1.ophthalmic vein - either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
inferior ophthalmic vein - a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
superior ophthalmic vein - a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
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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If trans-arterial route is difficult, transvenous approach (Femoral route through the inferior petrosal sinus) or surgically through superior ophthalmic vein may be warranted.
The PVP communicates with the cavernous sinus, ophthalmic vein, maxillary vein, and facial vein; no valve exists between these veins.
Orbital magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed left proptosis and cranial venous MR angiography demonstrated multiple tortuous and enlarged vessels near the left carotid artery and the left cavernous sinus resembling carotid-cavernous fistula, and enlarged superior ophthalmic vein.
But control cranial MRI and MR angiography image showed dilated superior ophthalmic vein and a lesion congruent with CCF near internal carotid artery (Figure-1).
CT angiography revealed enlarged cavernous sinus with several dilated venous channels including ipsilateral superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) in the right orbit.
In addition to these characteristic features, other findings may include: spinal meningeal diverticula, collapsed superior ophthalmic vein, reduction in the angle of vein of Galen and internal cerebral vein (the venous hinge sign).