Superficial epigastric vein
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The superficial epigastric vein (TA: vena epigastrica superficialis) is an important tributary of the great saphenous vein that drains the anterior abdominal wall inferior to the level of the umbilicus.
NB: do not confuse with the superior epigastric vein
Doppler ultrasound demonstration of reversed flow in the superficial epigastric vein has been used as a surrogate marker of iliocaval venous occlusion 4.
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