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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Before she could undergo the original and planned bone marrow biopsy, our patient developed venous thrombosis in the left popliteal vein.
Proximal vein thrombosis included thrombi involving the popliteal vein or above.
The AngioJet catheter is usually introduced via the popliteal vein using ultrasound guidance in the prone position.
In approximately 50% to 70% of cases, the SSV terminates into the popliteal vein roughly 2 cm above the popliteal crease.
A venous Doppler examination suggested the presence of a thrombus in the femoral vein starting at the common femoral vein and terminating just superior to the popliteal vein.