paraumbilical veins

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par·a·um·bil·i·cal veins

[TA]
several small veins arising from cutaneous veins about the umbilicus running along the round ligament of the liver, and terminating as accessory portal veins in the substance of this organ; they constitute a portocaval anastomosis and are subject to varicosity during portal hypertension; varicose paraumbilical veins form the "caput medusae."

par·a·um·bil·i·cal veins

(par'ă-ŭm-bil'i-kăl vānz) [TA]
Origin: arise from cutaneous veins around the umbilicus running along the round ligament of the liver, and terminating as accessory portal veins in its substance; they constitute a portocaval anastomosis and are subject to varicosity during portal hypertension; varicose paraumbilical veins form the caput medusae.

Sappey,

Marie P.C., French anatomist, 1810-1896.
Sappey fibers - nonstriated muscular fibers in the check ligaments of the eyeball.
Sappey plexus - a network of lymphatics in the areola of the nipple.
Sappey veins - several small veins arising from cutaneous veins about the umbilicus, running along the round ligament of the liver and terminating as accessory portal veins. Synonym(s): paraumbilical veins