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pubic vein


Definition: vein ascending the posterior aspect of the body of the pubis to drain into the inferior epigastric vein; this vein frequently (about 20% of patients) serves as an accessory or replaced obturator vein.

Synonym(s): vena pubicaTA, pubic branch of inferior epigastric veinTA, ramus pubicus venae epigastricae inferiorisTA, vena obturatoria accessoria

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