short saphenous vein


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small sa·phe·nous vein

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arises on the lateral side of the foot from a union of the dorsal vein of the little toe with the dorsal venous arch, ascends posterior to the lateral malleolus, along the lateral border of the calcanean tendon and then through the middle of the calf to the inferior aspect of the popliteal space where it empties into the popliteal vein.

short saphenous vein

A superficial leg vein that begins in the venous plexus that drains the lateral side of the foot. The short saphenous vein ascends the lateral side of the posterior leg (the calf). Nearing the knee, the vein runs in the midline between the heads of the gastrocnemius muscle and through the popliteal fossa. It then empties into the popliteal vein approx. 5 cm above the knee joint. Synonym: lesser saphenous vein; small saphenous vein
See also: vein
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This is, to our knowledge, the second case of primary vLMS of the short saphenous vein. The first one was published in 1986 by Leu and Makek [2].
All varicose veins cases involving large and short saphenous vein were included after excluding those varicose veins with deep vein thrombosis and recurrent varicose veins.