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subcutaneous veins of abdomen

 

Definition: the network of superficial veins of the abdominal wall that empty into the thoracoepigastric, superficial epigastric, or superior epigastric veins and form portocaval anastomoses through their communications with the paraumbilical veins.

Synonym(s): venae subcutaneae abdominis

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