Uterine venous plexus

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Uterine venous plexus
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Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view.
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Drains to uterine veins
Latin plexus venosus uterinus
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Anatomical terminology

The uterine plexuses lie along the sides and superior angles of the uterus between the two layers of the broad ligament, and communicate with the ovarian and vaginal plexuses.

They are drained by a pair of uterine veins on either side: these arise from the lower part of the plexuses, opposite the external orifice of the uterus, and open into the corresponding hypogastric vein.

Vasopressors, vasoconstrictor medications may be prescribed to alleviate the associated discomfort by shrinking the effected vein.

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