accessory saphenous vein


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Related to accessory saphenous vein: saphenous veins, Saphenofemoral Junction

ac·ces·so·ry sa·phe·nous vein

[TA]
an occasional vein running in the thigh parallel to the great saphenous vein which it joins just before the latter empties into the femoral vein.
Synonym(s): vena saphena accessoria [TA]
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Previously Daesler and his co- workers (1) found presence of lateral accessory saphenous vein.
An accessory saphenous vein is often mistaken as a duplication of GSV but accessory vein is usually smaller in size and does not drain the same cutaneous territory.