perforating vein


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perforating vein

n.
Any of the veins that accompany the perforating arteries, drain the lateral vastus and the hamstring muscles, and terminate in the deep femoral vein.
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Surgery to directly ligate incompetent perforating veins has not had satisfactory results, in part because the surgery itself creates a wound.
5] The ultrasonic marker of recurrent lower limb varicose veins was the re-emergence of dilated saphenous and perforating veins as well as valve apparatus failure in the operated leg.
9] The following venous segments were insonated in all patients: common and superficial femoral veins, popliteal vein, sapheno-femoral junction, long saphenous vein and major tributaries, sapheno-popliteal junction, short saphenous vein, thigh and calf perforating veins.
INTRODUCTION: The term chronic venous insufficiency refers to the venous valvular incompetence in the superficial, deep and/or perforating veins.