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vena

 [ve´nah] (pl. ve´nae) (L.)
vein (see also Appendix 2-6).
vena ca´va the inferior vena cava and superior vena cava considered as a unit. See Appendix 2-6.
inferior vena cava the venous trunk for the lower extremities and the pelvic and abdominal viscera; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.
superior vena cava the venous trunk draining blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and chest; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.

vein

(vān), [TA]
A blood vessel carrying blood toward the heart; postnatally, all veins except the pulmonary carry dark unoxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): vena [TA]
[L. vena]

vena

(vē′nə)
n. pl. ve·nae (-nē) Anatomy
A vein.

vein

(vān) [TA]
A blood vessel carrying blood toward the heart; all the veins except the pulmonary carry dark or deoxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): vena [TA] .
[L. vena]

Patient discussion about vena

Q. I drink liquor a lot maybe 4x a week and I love drinking but after a couple days my veins star to hurt...Y? It runs in the familly alcohol and bud but I wish I could go a whole year withought poppin bottles.. what will be perscibed to a alki?

A. FROM ALL THAT DRINKING

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

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Lee et al., "Renal pelvic urothelial carcinoma with vena caval thrombus mimicking renal cell carcinoma," Korean Journal of Urology, vol.
Kaufman, "Systematic review of the use of retrievable inferior vena cava filters," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.
Al realizar la puncion de la vena femoral, obtendremos flujo venoso (oscuro y sin pulso), se retira lentamente la jeringa dejando la aguja in situ, luego se introduce (de manera gentil) la guia metalica (con la mano dominante) desde su extremo mas blando sobre el orificio de entrada de la aguja, dejando fuera una longitud suficiente para permitir el paso de todo el cateter sobre esta.
Pacemaker-induced superior vena cava syndrome: a case report and review of management strategy.
Vena kava inferiorun (VCI) konjenital anomalileri oldukca nadir gorunmekte olup prevelansinin %0,07 ile %8,7 arasinda oldugu tahmin edilmektedir (1).
Pulmonary arterial thrombo-embolism and pulmonary arterial mycotic aneurysms in cattle with vena cava thrombosis: a condition resembling the Hughes-Stovin syndrome.
The initial therapeutic attitude after the diagnosis of inferior vena cava and renal vein thrombosis was the correct one.
Khabiri, "Persistent left superior vena cava: review of the literature, clinical implications, and relevance of alterations in thoracic central venous anatomy as pertaining to the general principles of central venous access device placement and venography in cancer patients," World Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol.
The researchers found that early placement of a vena cava filter did not result in a significantly lower incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death versus no filter placement (13.9 versus 14.4 percent; hazard ratio, 0.99; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.51 to 1.94; P = 0.98).