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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Veins: Lower Limb: Great Saphenous Vein

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

Great Saphenous Vein

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

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The entrance of veins into the great saphenous vein most commonly includes the superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, the lateral accessory saphenous which forms a common trunk and the external pudendal vein which drains into the great saphenous independently. Less common patterns are that all veins drain into the great saphenous independently, the superficial circumflex iliac and superficial epigastric veins form a common trunk or the superficial circumflex iliac and the lateral accessory saphenous form a common trunk with the other veins draining into the great saphenous independently. The great saphenous vein may be doubled.

Image 206, Image 264A

Doubled

Image 70

Superficial Epigastric

See Image 70


References

Pauli, W. (1904) Venösen Kollateralkreislaufes. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin und Kinderheilkunde in Wien 3:19-21.

Souligoux, Ch. (1895) Anomalie de la veine saphène externe. Bulls. et Méms. de la Soc. Anatomique de Paris 1895:657.

For additional references see External Pudendal Vein.

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