accessory saphenous vein

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Related to accessory saphenous vein: saphenous veins, Saphenofemoral Junction

ac·ces·so·ry sa·phe·nous vein

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.