femoral vein

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Synonyms for femoral vein

a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath

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sup][1] In 1965, Cockett and Thomas [sup][2] pointed out that the iliac venous compression was an important risk factor for the left iliofemoral vein thrombosis.
8] In that case, a 52-year-old woman with sarcomatous change in chronic pelvic endometriosis presented with a swollen right leg due to an extensive right iliofemoral vein thrombosis.
Moreover, DVT, especially happened in iliofemoral vein, could frequently cause postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) and pulmonary embolism (PE), [sup][2] which will result in high mortality and severe impairment of our normal life.
The mechanism by which lung cancer metastasises to distal peripheries is thought to be via extension through the valves of the vertebral venous system, to lumbar spinal and iliofemoral veins in which incompetent valves allow distal passage of emboli, aided by gravity (3).
Since pulmonary emboli arise more often from thrombi in the iliofemoral veins than from more distal thrombi, this may help explain why the prevalence of factor V Leiden/activated protein C resistance is lower among patients with isolated pulmonary embolism (8.