Oblique vein of the left atrium
|Oblique vein of the left atrium|
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Oblique vein of the left atrium labeled at center left.)
|Drains from||left atrium|
|Drains to||coronary sinus|
|Latin||vena obliqua atrii sinistri|
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.
- Diagram showing completion of development of the parietal veins.