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oblique vein of left atrium

 

Definition: a small vein on the posterior wall of the left atrium that merges with the great cardiac vein to form the coronary sinus; it is developed from the left common cardinal vein, and occasionally persists as a left superior vena cava.

Synonym(s): vena obliqua atrii sinistriTA, Marshall oblique vein

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