The ovarian vein
, the female gonadal vein
, carries deoxygenated blood from its corresponding ovary to inferior vena cava
or one of its tributaries. It is the female equivalent of the testicular vein
, and is the venous counterpart of the ovarian artery
. It can be found in the suspensory ligament of the ovary
It a paired vein, with one supplying each ovary.
- The right ovarian vein travels through the suspensatory ligament of the ovary and generally joins the inferior vena cava.
- The left ovarian vein, unlike the right, often joins the left renal vein instead of the inferior vena cava.
of ovarian vein is associated with postpartum endometritis
, pelvic inflammatory disease
, and gynecologic surgery.
- - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Tributaries to the Inferior Vena Cava"