perforating veins


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per·fo·rat·ing veins

[TA]
1. the veins that accompany the perforating arteries from the profunda femoris artery; drain blood from the vastus lateralis and hamstring muscles and terminate in the profunda femoris vein.
2. valved communicating veins that drain superficial veins-especially those of the lower limb-into deep (subfascial) veins so that the musculovenous pump can propel the venous blood to the heart against gravity.
Synonym(s): venae perforantes [TA]

per·fo·rat·ing veins

(pĕr'fŏr-āt-ing vānz) [TA]
Accompany the perforating arteries from the profunda femoris artery; drain blood from the vastus lateralis and hamstring muscles and terminate in the profunda femoris vein.
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Most incompetent calf perforating veins are found in association with superficial venous reflux.
Incompetent perforating veins detected in the absence of deep venous insufficiency were localised pre-operatively with duplex and ligated or avulsed through small incisions.
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The DM exam in the postoperative period showed the presence of insufficient perforating veins in the two limbs (4.17%) that did not show an improvement in VRT.
They inserted coils into the perforating veins in order to block the blood flow.
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Primary varicose veins are always the long and short saphenous veins and are frequently associated with incompetent perforating veins; the deep venous system is however normal.
Blood can also flow from the superficial to deep veins via communicating or perforating veins that pierce the fascia at the level of the ankle, calf or thigh.
A careful search for significant incompetent perforating veins (IPVs) into the GSV should be made.