Obturator veins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Obturator vein)
Jump to: navigation, search
Obturator veins
The veins of the right half of the male pelvis. (Obturator labeled at center left.)
Drains to internal iliac vein
Artery obturator artery
Latin venae obturatoriae
TA A12.3.10.007
FMA 70909
Anatomical terminology

The obturator vein begins in the upper portion of the adductor region of the thigh and enters the pelvis through the upper part of the obturator foramen, in the obturator canal.

It runs backward and upward on the lateral wall of the pelvis below the obturator artery, and then passes between the ureter and the hypogastric artery, to end in the hypogastric vein.

It has an anterior and posterior branch (similar to obturator artery).

Additional images[edit]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)