popliteal vein


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pop·lit·e·al vein

[TA]
formed at the lower border of the popliteus muscle by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, ascends through the popliteal space where it receives the lesser saphenous vein and passes through the adductor hiatus, entering the adductor canal as the femoral vein.
Synonym(s): vena poplitea [TA]

pop·lit·e·al vein

(pop-lit'ē-ăl vān) [TA]
Formed at the lower border of the popliteus muscle by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, ascends through the popliteal space, where it receives the lesser saphenous vein and passes through the adductor hiatus, entering the adductor canal as the femoral vein.

popliteal vein

The vein that accompanies the popliteal artery. It is formed by the merger of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, and it ends by becoming the femoral vein at the distal opening of the adductor canal. The short saphenous vein is a major tributary of the popliteal vein.
See also: vein
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The availability of the femoral vein for color duplex scanning gave an opportunity to observe and prognosis of the outcome of thrombi in the popliteal vein, and sometimes, in the sural veins in cases of their increase in the proximal direction.
Venous duplex scanning demonstrated bilateral SFJ and LSV incompetence and a left above-knee popliteal vein aneurysm measuring approximately 22 mm in diameter with no intraluminal thrombus.
Proximal vein thrombosis included thrombi involving the popliteal vein or above.
The muscular flap was harvested from the left side and the defect was primary sutured while a microsurgical anastomosis was done: end-to-side at the popliteal artery and end-to-side at the popliteal vein. The flap covered 90% of the defect, with a remnant zone in the superior region.
Doppler ultrasound showed right popliteal vein thrombosis and left lower-limb calf vein thrombosis.
Sciatic nerve divided into tibial and common fibular once it entered to the popliteal region, the popliteal artery gave origin to the usual geniculated and muscular branches for the LGM and the popliteal vein received the correspondent tributaries.
Due to the muscle's location in relation to the neurovascular elements of the popliteal fossa, the presence of TFS has been speculated to cause compression injuries of the popliteal vein [6] and the sciatic, tibial, and sural nerves [3].
Caption: Figure 2: Ultrasound of the right lower extremity showing noncompression of the right popliteal vein as well as a visible thrombus in the lumen (red arrows).
The access site to the patient left iliofemoral DVT chosen to be ipsilateral popliteal vein with the patient prone on the angiographic table under ultrasound guidance.
The myotendinous portion of the upper head crossed the popliteal artery from the lateral to medial side superficial to the artery and deep to the popliteal vein and tibial nerve.
Our hypothesis was that the MMC would lead to a greater increase in popliteal vein peak systolic velocity, mean flow velocity, and total volume flow than the GCS, whereas the GCS would lead to a greater reduction in vein diameter and leg circumference.