inferior ophthalmic vein


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Noun1.inferior ophthalmic vein - a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica - either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
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It is hypothesized that the inferior ophthalmic vein enters through the presence of this foramen [7].
(6) The inferior ophthalmic vein passes through the inferior orbital fissure under the optic nerve and communicates with the pterygoid plexus; there it either joins the superior ophthalmic vein or empties into the cavernous sinus.
MRI revealed enlargement of the L superior and inferior ophthalmic veins without contrast enhancement concerning for thrombosis (Figure 2).

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