femoral vein

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Related to Iliofemoral vein: Superficial femoral vein
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Noun1.femoral vein - a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheathfemoral vein - a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein
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"
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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Since heparin therapy has to be stopped at least 6 hours prior to surgery, and the patient had large tumor that occupied the whole pelvis and abdomen, and DVT of the left iliofemoral vein, she was considered to be at a high risk of developing fatal pulmonary embolism during the perioperative period.
In 1851, Virchow [sup][1] first noted that iliofemoral vein thrombosis was 5 times more likely to occur in the left leg than the right.