Oblique vein of the left atrium

Oblique vein of the left atrium
Vein: Oblique vein of the left atrium
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Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Oblique vein of the left atrium labeled at center left.)
Latin vena obliqua atrii sinistri
Gray's subject #166 643
Drains from    left atrium
Drains to coronary sinus

The Oblique Vein of the Left Atrium (oblique vein of Marshall) is a small vessel which descends obliquely on the back of the left atrium and ends in the coronary sinus near its left extremity; it is continuous above with the ligament of the left vena cava (lig. venæ cavæ sinistræ vestigial fold of Marshall), and the two structures form the remnant of the left Cuvierian duct.

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