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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Medial and Lateral Femoral Circumflex Veins

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Medial and Lateral Femoral Circumflex Veins

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of medial and lateral femoral circumflex veins

Circumflex veins of the thigh: modes of termination. Based on a study of 279 cadavers, 541 specimens.
D, deep femoral vein (shaded black); F, femoral vein (unshaded); L, lateral femoral circumflex vein; M, medial femoral circumflex vein. The deep femoral vein empties into the femoral vein about 8 cm distal to the inguinal ligament.

redrawn from Baird and Cope, 1933.

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