Profunda femoris vein

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Vein: Profunda femoris vein
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Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Deep femoral artery and vein labeled at center top.)
Latin vena profunda femoris
Gray's p.672
Drains to femoral vein
Artery profunda femoris artery

Profunda femoris vein (or deep femoral vein) is a large deep vein in the thigh. It receives blood from the inner thigh and proceeds superiorly and medially running alongside the profunda femoris artery to join with the femoral vein approximately at the level of the inferior-most portion of the ischial tuberosity.[1]

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  1. ^ Grabowski, Sandra R.; Tortora, Gerard (2003). "21". In Roesch, Bonnie. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Volume 4: Maintenance and Contitnuity of the Human Body (Textbook) (in English) 4 (10th ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 748. ISBN 0-471-22934-2. 

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