Obturator veins

The obturator vein begins in the upper portion of the adductor region of the thigh and enters the pelvis through the upper part of the obturator foramen, in the obturator canal.

Obturator veins
The veins of the right half of the male pelvis. (Obturator labeled at center left.)
Drains tointernal iliac vein
Arteryobturator artery
Latinvenae obturatoriae
Anatomical terminology

It runs backward and upward on the lateral wall of the pelvis below the obturator artery, and then passes between the ureter and the hypogastric artery, to end in the hypogastric vein.

It has an anterior and posterior branch (similar to obturator artery).

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 676 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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