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External vertebral venous plexus

Plexus of unvalved veins surrounding the vertebral column, with greatest venous density anterior to the vertebral bodies (anterior external vertebral venous plexus) and posterior to the vertebral arch (posterior external vertebral venous plexus); communicates with the internal vertebral venous plexus through intervertebral veins and with the segmental veins of each vertebral level.
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