Oblique vein of the left atrium

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.

Oblique vein of the left atrium
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Oblique vein of the left atrium labeled at center left.)
Drains fromleft atrium
Drains tocoronary sinus
Latinvena obliqua atrii sinistri
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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 643 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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