Ovarian veins


Ovarian veins


Vein: Ovarian veins
Latin vv. ovaricae
Gray's subject #173 679
Artery ovarian artery

The ovarian veins correspond with the spermatic in the male; they form a plexus in the broad ligament near the ovary and uterine tube, and communicate with the uterine plexus.

They end in the same way as the spermatic veins in the male.

Valves are occasionally found in these veins.

Like the uterine veins, they become much enlarged during pregnancy.

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