uterine vein


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uterine vein

n.
Either of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus, pass through a part of the broad ligament and through a peritoneal fold, and empty into the hypogastric vein.
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In 1950, Hodgkinson et al (3) collected 72 cases of ruptured varicose uterine vein from literature and noted 49% mortality.
Torsion causes uterine veins to be obstructed and with continued inflow of arterial blood, marked congestion and edema occurs, cyanotic condition and necrosis of uterine horn is seen in present case of torsion of uterine horn.
Kliman discovered that these areas of wanton cell death occur near uterine veins, away from the sites where placental cells invade maternal blood vessels.
Benivieni autopsied a notorious thief and found his heart covered with hair, while Realdo Colombo described the extra rib and swollen uterine veins of a notorious "demoniac" and infanticide.