saphenous vein


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saphenous vein

(sə-fē′nəs)
n.
Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.
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saphenous vein

The long or the short saphenous vein.
See also: vein
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Saphenous vein

A long vein in the thigh or calf commonly used for bypass grafts.
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KEYWORDS: Varicose veins; Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA); Great saphenous vein; Laser efficacy, Thrombosis.
Stripped from the leg, the saphenous vein makes a long, clean, pliable conduit.
Of particular interest is the analysis and comparison of results obtained with the use of either IMA or saphenous vein grafts.
Relationship between PV insufficiency and chronic DVT, DVI, GSVI, SSVI, and accessory GSVI Perforating venous insufficiency Absent Present p Chronic deep venous Absent 1482 543 <0.001 thrombosis Present 27 28 Deep venous Absent 1404 381 <0.001 insufficiency Present 105 190 Great saphenous Absent 1218 138 <0.001 vein insuffiency Present 291 433 Small saphenous Absent 1440 421 <0.001 vein insuffiency Present 69 150 Accessory great Absent 1466 510 <0.001 saphenous vein Present 43 61 insufficiency Total 1509 571 p<0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
We compared images of the Great Saphenous Vein acquired with tomographic ultrasound to intraoperative assessment under direct vision.
Karantalis et al., "Evaluation of culprit saphenous vein graft lesions with optical coherence tomography in patients with acute coronary syndromes," JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol.
Physical examination showed a mass was palpable deep to the skin in the course of the short saphenous vein. No other skin lesions and no systemic manifestations were found.
Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and saphenous vein graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Despite the long-term outcomes superiority of the arterial grafts, autologous venous vessels, such as the saphenous vein, remains an important option for bypass surgery due to the ease of obtaining and the abundant collateral circulation (Petrofski et al., 2004).
According to current guidelines thermal ablation is the first choice of treatment in saphenous vein insufficiency [1, 2].