femoral vein

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fem·o·ral vein

[TA]
a continuation of the popliteal vein, it accompanies the femoral artery through the adductor canal and into the femoral triangle where it lies within the femoral sheath; it becomes the external iliac vein as it passes deep to the inguinal ligament.
Synonym(s): vena femoralis [TA]

fem·o·ral vein

(fem'ŏr-ăl vān) [TA]
A continuation of the popliteal vein; it accompanies the femoral artery through the adductor canal and into the femoral triangle where it lies within the femoral sheath; it becomes the external iliac vein as it passes deep to inguinal ligament.
Synonym(s): vena femoralis [TA] .

femoral vein

The large vein draining the whole of the leg that lies alongside the FEMORAL ARTERY.
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Virchow found that the incidence of iliofemoral venous thrombosis in left lower limb was 5 times as high as that in the right lower limb.[sup][1] In 1965, Cockett and Thomas [sup][2] pointed out that the iliac venous compression was an important risk factor for the left iliofemoral vein thrombosis.
The mechanism by which lung cancer metastasises to distal peripheries is thought to be via extension through the valves of the vertebral venous system, to lumbar spinal and iliofemoral veins in which incompetent valves allow distal passage of emboli, aided by gravity (3).
(32) The thrombi with factor V Leiden were predominantly distal to the iliofemoral veins. Since pulmonary emboli arise more often from thrombi in the iliofemoral veins than from more distal thrombi, this may help explain why the prevalence of factor V Leiden/activated protein C resistance is lower among patients with isolated pulmonary embolism (8.9%) than in patients with isolated deep vein thrombosis (18.8%).