uterine veins


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u·ter·ine veins

[TA]
two veins on each side that arise from the uterine venous plexus, pass through a part of the broad ligament and then through a peritoneal fold, and empty into the internal iliac vein.
Synonym(s): venae uterinae [TA]

u·ter·ine veins

(yū'tĕr-in vānz) [TA]
Two veins on each side that arise from the uterine venous plexus, pass through a part of the broad ligament and then through a peritoneal fold, and empty into the internal iliac vein.
Synonym(s): venae uterinae [TA] .
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Varices of the broad ligament, superficial uterine veins and utero-ovarian ligament have been described in several case reports (3,4).
Recently, they suggested that the ovarian vein could be used rather than the superficial or deep uterine vein, which were more difficult to dissect (20).
Occluding the utero-ovarian ligaments with bulldog clamps to control collateral blood flow from the ovarian artery has been described, but the clamps can tear these often enlarged and fragile uterine veins during manipulation of the uterus.