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renal vein

renal vein in Medicine

renal vein n.
Any of the veins that accompany the renal arteries and open at right angles into the vena cava at the level of the second lumbar vertebra.

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  • This may be observed in sarcoma of the kidney, the growth taking place along the renal vein until it projects into the vena cava.

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