oblique vein


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oblique vein

A slender vein that runs along the outer surface of the left atrium of the heart and that drains into the coronary sinus.
Synonym: oblique vein of the left atrium
See also: vein
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Small muscular connections between the CS and the left atrial musculature, were identified along the oblique vein of Marshall.
Numerous Purkinje-like cells, with the typically clear perinuclear halo were observed along the posterior surface of the CS, in proximity to the entrance of the oblique vein of Marshall.
Consequently, most authors considered the CS to be a segment of the cardiac venous system located in the left posterior atrioventricular sulcus, beginning at the entrance of the oblique vein of Marshall, and ending at an ostium in the right atrium.