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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Lower Limb: Saphenous Artery

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Lower Limb

Saphenous Artery

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


A branch of the descending genicular artery, the last branch (most distal) of the femoral, the saphenous is also variable. It usually lies between the sartorius and the garcilis muscles and supplies their distal ends. The artery accompanies the saphenous nerve. It usually supplies the skin on the medial and proximal part of the leg. The artery may continue to join, in varying degrees, the dorsalis pedis artery and plantaris pedis arteries.


References

Allegra, G.T. (1907) Contributo alla morfologia delle arteriae plantares. Gazzetta Siciliana di Medicina e Chirurgia 6:353-359.

Manno, A. (1905) Sur un cas intéressant de "arteria saphena magna" chez l'homme. Considérations sur la morphologie de la circulation artérielle dans le membre abdominal. Bibliographie Anatomique 14:193-206.

Manno,A. (1906) Sur un cas intéressant de "arteria saphena magna" chez I'homme. Bibliographie Anatomique 14:193-206

Popowsky, J. (1904) Contribution a la morphologie de l'artère saphène chez l'homme. Bull. et Mem. de la Soc. d'Anthropologie de Paris. 4:596-607.

Viannay, -. (1902) Note sur I'anatomie de I'artere pédieuse et sur la ligature de ce vaisseau. Echo Médical de Lyon 1902:21-23.

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