Uterine venous plexus

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.

Uterine venous plexus
Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view.
Drains touterine veins
Latinplexus venosus uterinus
Anatomical terminology

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.

Vasopressors, vasoconstrictor medications may be prescribed to alleviate the associated discomfort by shrinking the affected vein.


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

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