Common femoral vein

Assoc Prof Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The common femoral vein (CFV) forms from the confluence of the femoral vein and the deep femoral vein, and continues as the external iliac vein at the inguinal ligament. It accompanies the common femoral artery.


"Common femoral vein" is not listed in Terminologia Anatomica, however, it is in common use and is an internationally accepted term 1

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 60721
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CFV
  • Common femoral veins (CFVs)
  • Common femoral vein (CFV)

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: femoral triangle (diagram)
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