popliteal vein


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Noun1.popliteal vein - a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral 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"
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We present the case of a 29 year-old female patient, who developed during the 17th week of her second pregnancy an episode of superficial thrombophlebitis in the right external saphenous vein and the right popliteal vein, complicated in the 24th week with right ilio-femoral thrombosis, for which treatment with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) was initiated.
Duplex scan of three out of the four pts revealed thrombosis of the calf veins while one pt had popliteal vein thrombosis.
To the Editor: A 67-year-old female was referred for persisted swelling in right leg despite of anticoagulation during 2 months for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the right popliteal vein (PV).
DVI was observed only in the main femoral vein (FV) 172 (58.3%), only in the FV 21 (7.12%), only in the deep FV 3 (l.02%), only the in popliteal vein 27 (9.15%), in multiple veins 72 (21.24%) of 295 LEs with DVI.
A Doppler scan of the legs showed a DVT involving the distal right femoral vein and right popliteal vein.
It is reported that the long saphenous vein is the most affected vein and followed by the femoral vein and popliteal vein in the lower extremity [3].
Patient underwent lower extremity venous duplex showing acute DVT of the right popliteal vein. EEG was performed while inpatient was negative for epileptiform activity.
The most drastic change in percent occlusion was of the left popliteal vein, which underwent a rapid and complete resolution of the thrombosis within 16 days of warfarin treatment after a slow but steady decline in the size of the thrombus with rivaroxaban therapy alone (Figure 2(e)).
Jha, "Popliteal vein aneurysm: a rare cause of pulmonary emboli," Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol.
* (EIV - External Iliac Vein, CFV - Common Femoral Vein, SFV - Superficial Femoral Vein, PV - Popliteal Vein, ATV Anterior Tibial Vein, PTV - Posterior Tibial Vein).
The popliteal vein starts medial, courses posterior to the artery in the fossa, and ultimately courses posterolateral to the artery.