Burow vein

Bu·row vein

1. an occasional vein passing from the inferior epigastric, sometimes receiving a tributary from the urinary bladder, which empties into the portal vein;
2. one of the renal veins.
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Karl August von, German military surgeon and anatomist, 1809-1874.
Burow operation - an operation in which triangles of skin adjacent to a sliding flap are excised to facilitate movement of the flap.
Burow solution - a preparation of aluminium subacetate and glacial acetic acid, used for its antiseptic and astringent action on the skin.
Burow triangle - a triangle of skin and subcutaneous fat excised so that a pedicle flap can be advanced without buckling the adjacent tissue.
Burow vein - one of the renal veins.
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