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]

femoral vein

a large vein in the thigh that is a continuation of the popliteal vein and that accompanies the femoral artery in the proximal two thirds of the thigh. Its distal portion lies lateral to the artery, and its proximal portion lies deeper to the artery. Near its termination, it is joined by the great saphenous vein. At the inguinal ligament it becomes the external iliac vein.

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.

femoral vein

direct continuation of the popliteal vein, extending from the tendinous opening in adductor magnus (posterior to femoral artery) to the inguinal ligament; it contains valves to assist proximal flow of venous blood against gravity

femoral

pertaining to the femur or to the thigh.

femoral artery
the chief artery of the thigh. See Table 9.
femoral canal
the passage that conducts the femoral vessels from the abdomen to the thigh.
femoral epiphyseolysis
occurs in pigs 5 to 12 months old. There is moderate lameness in one or both hindlimbs. The onset is sudden and often precipitated by physical effort; it worsens within a few days so that the pig cannot use the limb. There is crepitus at the hip joint. There is an underlying osteochondrosis.
femoral head
rounded proximal articulating extremity of the femur; participates in the hip joint.
femoral head necrosis
femoral hernia
protrusion of a loop of intestine into the femoral canal, a tubular passageway that carries nerves and blood vessels to the thigh.
femoral ligament
ligament of the femoral head which runs from the depths of the acetabulum (hip socket) to the pit (fossa) in the head of the femur. See Table 12.
femoral nerve
the largest branch of the lumbar plexus. See Table 14.
femoral slipped head
see femoral epiphyseolysis.
femoral vein
the chief vein of the thigh. See Table 15.
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After removal of the sheath from the common femoral vein, the puncture site was manually compressed until haemostasis was achieved, and a light compression bandage was applied for at least 6 h.
16 Duration of CPB 40 45 Duration of ACC, min 14 12 Duration of operation, min 175 140 Duration of ICU stay, hours 20 18 Duration of hospitalization, days 3 4 ACC--aortic cross clamp, CFA--common femoral artery, CPB--cardiopulmonary bypass, ICU--intensive care unit, IVC--inferior vena cava, RFV--right femoral vein, RIJV--right internal jugular vein
The absence of the right common iliac vein, right external & internal iliac veins and right proximal common femoral vein was also seen.
Some other authors recommend femoral vein catheterization because of reasons including easy anatomic access, guidance of femoral arterial pulse, easy hemostasis even if arterial injury occurs, not constituting an obstacle for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, not having risks of hemothorax and penumothorax (19,20).
Extravascular compression of the femoral vein due to wear debris-induced iliopsoas bursitis: a rare cause of leg swelling after total hip arthroplasty.
Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (basal and stimulated ACTH levels) and gradients comparing to peripheral femoral vein levels ACTH (pg/ml) Basal 3rd min 5th min 8th min Right IPS 87 122 147 155 Left IPS 429 693 469 414 Periphery 126 57 95 149 ACTH (pg/ml) 10th min 13th min 15th min Gradients Right IPS 135 163 107 N/A Left IPS 427 312 266 Upper 3 fold Periphery 82 83 68
A permanent silastic catheter was tunnelled from the anterior aspect of the right thigh to the femoral vein.
Pathologists most commonly draw postmortem blood samples from the femoral vein in the groin.
Any dangerous movements are recognized as not allowed by the robot, "so you can't sneeze and cut into somebody's femoral vein," he explained.
Where in the body are the femoral vein and femoral artery found?