circumflex vein


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Noun1.circumflex vein - any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
circumflex iliac vein, vena circumflexa ilium - accompanies the artery of the same name
circumflex femoral vein, vena circumflexus femoris - either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh
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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Only 1 case among the 20 patients showed recurrence of varicosities in the immediate post-operative phase due to presence of the vein of Giacomini {When the SPJ drains via the thigh extension (TE SSV) and Posterior Thigh Circumflex Vein (PTCV) into the GSV, the vein is called the vein of Giacomini},7 which was not identified in the routine venous mapping before the surgery.
The caliber of the axillary vein was 10mm, that of the venous profundocircumflex trunk was 8mm, and both tributaries (posterior humeral circumflex vein and profunda brachii vein) were 6mm wide.
After removing the lymphatic nodes from the obturator fossa and the hypogastric vessels, we remove all nodes along the external iliac vessels from the external common iliac artery down to the deep circumflex vein.