Flashcards in Venous drainage of the lower limb: superficial veins of the lower limb Deck (8):
What is the great saphenous vein formed of?
dorsal venous arch of the foot
and the dorsal vein of the great toe
Describe the course of the great saphenous vein
ascends up medial side of leg, passing anteriorly to medial malleolus at ankle
travels posterior to the medial condyle at the knee
Where does the great saphenous vein terminate? which nerve does it drain into?
drains into the femoral vein immediately before the inguinal ligament where the great saphenous vein terminates
What can the great saphenous vein be used for surgically?
coronary artery bypass
What is the small saphenous vein formed of?
dorsal venous arch of the foot and the dorsal vein of the little toe
Describe the anatomical course of the small saphenous vein
moves in posterior side of the leg, passing posteriorly to the lateral malleolus, along the lateral border of calcaneal tendon, moving between the 2 heads of the gastrocnemius muscle
Where does the small saphenous vein terminate? which vein does it empty into?
terminates at the popliteal fossa, emptying into the popliteal vein