superficial vein

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su·per·fi·cial vein

[TA]
one of a number of veins that course in the subcutaneous tissue and empty into deep veins; they form prominent systems of vessels in the limbs and are usually not accompanied by arteries.

su·per·fi·cial vein

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl vān) [TA]
One of several veins that course in the subcutaneous tissue and empty into deep veins; they form prominent systems of vessels in the limbs and are usually not accompanied by arteries.
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Ultrasound may show hypoechogenicity and mural thickening in active lesions, however more useful for superficial vessels as carotids (5, 6).
Large PVs contain valves that direct flow from superficial vessels to deep veins and generally run along the perforated artery [11].
These superficial vessels originate from the convex and inferior surfaces of the liver and finally drain into several different lymph nodes.
Projection artifacts, which come from fluctuating shadows cast by blood cells flowing in the more superficial vessels, affect visualization of the deeper retinal vascular structures [41-43].
Histological examination of the lesions on the patient's right breast and abdomen revealed a dermal-epidermal neutrophilic infiltrate with abscess, ulcer formation, and superficial vessels with fibrin deposition (Fig.
Flash dye pulsed laser is a promising alternative to surgery that can achieve an selective photothermolysis and destruction of the superficial vessels of the lesion [24].
Type C: superficial vessels receive contributions from both median and ulnar arteries but without anastomosis.
Deeper-involved vessels appear blue and more superficial vessels appear red, purple, or pink.
Other important causes are: Lack of sleep, hyperpigmentation, excessive vascularization due to medication like retin, a visible blood vessels due to fat loss, thin, aging skin, hereditary thinness or superficial vessels, iron or other vitamin deficiency.
In 17% of cases (9), mycotic aneurysms have been identified as a complication of vertebral osteomyelitis, needle punctures or wounds overlying superficial vessels.
When the superficial vessels are overloaded, normal drainage pathways become congested, causing backflow to occur.
The superficial vessels can be accurately located by Tran illumination; however, the inferior epigastria vessels cannot be located using that technique.

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