long saphenous vein


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great sa·phe·nous vein

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formed by the union of the dorsal vein of the great toe and the dorsal venous arch of the foot, ascends anterior to the medial malleolus, posterior to the medial condyle of the femur, and traverses the saphenous hiatus in the fascia lata to empty into the femoral vein in the upper part of the femoral triangle.

long saphenous vein

The longest vein in the body, the long saphenous is the major superficial vein of the lower leg. It begins in the venous plexus along the medial side of the foot, and it runs up the medial side of the leg and knee, alongside the saphenous nerve. In the thigh, the long saphenous vein continues up the medial surface, accompanying the medial femoral cutaneous nerve. Before reaching the inguinal ligament, the long saphenous vein slips under the deep fascia of the thigh through a tunnel called the saphenous opening; the vein then empties into the underlying femoral vein. Tributaries of the long saphenous vein include the posterior tibial, posteromedial thigh, anterolateral thigh, superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, and external pudendal veins.
Synonym: great saphenous vein; greater saphenous vein
See also: vein
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Dwerryhouse S, Davies B, Harradine K, Earnshaw JJ 1999 Stripping the long saphenous vein reduces the rate of reoperation for recurrent varicose veins: five-year results Journal of Vascular Surgery 29 (4) 589-592
Typically, SVTP is localized problem, but some lower-extremity SVTP is associated with increased risk of DVT and PE, particularly the long saphenous vein.
The long saphenous vein runs from the foot up the inner side of the leg through the thigh to the groin.
9] The following venous segments were insonated in all patients: common and superficial femoral veins, popliteal vein, sapheno-femoral junction, long saphenous vein and major tributaries, sapheno-popliteal junction, short saphenous vein, thigh and calf perforating veins.