vortex vein


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Related to vortex vein: Anterior ciliary artery
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Noun1.vortex vein - a vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary bodyvortex vein - a vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary body; empties into the ophthalmic veins
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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By now, VAE has been only reported in three cases [2] and one animal model in the whole world.[3] Morris et al .[4] found that the air may enter the circulation through vortex vein in four donor eyes, which provides a novel idea for improving the surgical procedures.
During this process, the air may enter the torn vein and cause further air embolism in the circulation through vortex veins. VAE can easily occur when the pressure in an open vein is lower than the atmospheric pressure.