popliteal vein


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popliteal vein

[päp′lid·ē·əl ′vān]
(anatomy)
A vein passing through the popliteal space, formed by merging of the tibial veins and continuing to become the femoral vein.
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When serial follow-up ultrasounds continued to show persistent thrombi in the femoral and popliteal veins, he was then restarted on rivaroxaban therapy for another 2 months at 20 mg daily.
An ultrasound of the abdomen and both lower limbs showed that the thrombosis of the right popliteal vein and portal vein had no significant alteration compared with previous images.
The repair of vein was made in the case of the axillary, femoral and popliteal veins using direct repair or vein graft techniques, and other venous injuries were ligated.
Before planned bone marrow aspiration and biopsy could be performed, the patient developed swelling in her left leg that was identified as a popliteal vein thrombosis.
(Strength of Evidence = C) Hyperextension of the knee may cause obstruction of the popliteal vein, and this could predispose the individual to deep vein thrombosis.
The most number of patients were with iliofemoral venous thrombosis (60.5%) and thrombosis of popliteal vein (17.0%).
We present a case of an asymptomatic popliteal vein aneurysm detected on routine investigation of varicose veins.
The presence of risk factors should alert the clinician to the increased possibility of DVT, which most commonly occurs above the popliteal vein and the knee.
In CDT of a lower extremity, the catheter usually is inserted into the popliteal vein, threaded through the vein's lumen and placed directly into the clot.
Typically the lesser saphenous vein pierces the popliteal fascia, passing between the two heads of gastrocnemius to drain into the popliteal vein (Grant and Basmajian 1965, Hollinshead 1969, Gardner et al 1975, Woodburne and Burkel 1988, Moore and Dalley 2006).
The researchers noted a number of factors that may contribute to flight-associated edema and release of thrombogenic factors, including compression of the popliteal vein on the edge of the seat, immobility, decreased fluid intake, water loss in the dry atmosphere, decreased air pressure, and relative hypoxia.