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VASA VORTICOSA

Different veins (usually four) from the vascular tunic formed of veins accompanying the posterior ciliary arteries and the ciliary body; then drain into the superior or inferior ophthalmic vein. Synonym: venae vorticosae, venae choroideae oculi, choroid veins of eye, Stensen's veins, vasa vorticosa, vorticose veins.
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