popliteal vein


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pop·lit·e·al vein

[TA]
formed at the lower border of the popliteus muscle by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, ascends through the popliteal space where it receives the lesser saphenous vein and passes through the adductor hiatus, entering the adductor canal as the femoral vein.
Synonym(s): vena poplitea [TA]

pop·lit·e·al vein

(pop-lit'ē-ăl vān) [TA]
Formed at the lower border of the popliteus muscle by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, ascends through the popliteal space, where it receives the lesser saphenous vein and passes through the adductor hiatus, entering the adductor canal as the femoral vein.

popliteal vein

The vein that accompanies the popliteal artery. It is formed by the merger of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, and it ends by becoming the femoral vein at the distal opening of the adductor canal. The short saphenous vein is a major tributary of the popliteal vein.
See also: vein

popliteal vein

deep vein formed by junction of anterior and posterior tibial veins; continuous with femoral vein
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Venous duplex scanning demonstrated bilateral SFJ and LSV incompetence and a left above-knee popliteal vein aneurysm measuring approximately 22 mm in diameter with no intraluminal thrombus.
The unusual relation of the tendons of the two bellies encircling the popliteal vein (One tendon deep and the other superficial to the vein) before becoming a single tendon as in the case was never seen while reviewing the available literature.
A venous Doppler examination suggested the presence of a thrombus in the femoral vein starting at the common femoral vein and terminating just superior to the popliteal vein.
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.
In the majority of cases the ipsilateral popliteal vein will be the access site of choice, but where the popliteal vein is thrombosed access may be obtained through the posterior tibial vein.
Ipsilateral DVT occurred in six volunteers including two in iliofemoral vein, two in popliteal vein, and two in calf vein within 1 year.
The popliteal vessels are medial to the popliteal nerve and the popliteal artery is anterior to the popliteal vein.
Other appropriate venous access, such as popliteal vein, anterior or posterior tibial vein, the calf or inguinal veins, was chosen at the discretion of the operator.
6: Transverse image of chronic popliteal vein thrombosis: showing dilated popliteal vein with partial filling of colour suggestive of thrombosis with partial recanalization.
All the patients had venous leg ulcers and Duplex-ultrasound-proven reflux at the popliteal vein.
The popliteal vein enters a window in the adductor magnus, at which point it is termed the femoral vein, previously termed the superficial femoral vein.