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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Legend: EIA = External iliac artery; EIV = External iliac vein; ONVB = Obturator neurovascular bundle; SPR = Superior pubic ramus; IEV = Inferior epigastric vein; IEA = Inferior epigastric artery.
In Group A (nondiabetic control group, n = 10) adipocutaneous flap grafting was performed with three hours of ischaemia administered by clamping the vascular pedicle (left caudal epigastric vein and artery) using a Yasargil clip set at 65 g of compression in nondiabetic rats.
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.