Uterine venous plexus

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Vein: Uterine venous plexus
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Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view.
Latin plexus venosus uterinus
Gray's subject #173 676
Drains to uterine veins
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The uterine plexuses lie along the sides and superior angles of the uterus between the two layers of the broad ligament, and communicate with the ovarian and vaginal plexuses.

They are drained by a pair of uterine veins on either side: these arise from the lower part of the plexuses, opposite the external orifice of the uterus, and open into the corresponding hypogastric vein.


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