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Anterolateral Malleolar Veins (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterolateral Malleolar Veins (Left)

Venae malleolares anterolaterales

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Quick Facts

Origin: Small saphenous vein.

Course: Passes medially crossing the ankle joint to reach the anterior tibial veins.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Ankle joint and tibiofibular syndesmosis.

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The anterolateral malleolar vein is usually present and comes from the small saphenous vein.


The anterolateral malleolar vein passes medially across the ankle joint, forming a lateral malleolar venous circle. It drains into the anterior tibial veins.

Structures Drained

The anterolateral malleolar vein drains the ankle joint and the tibiofibular syndesmosis (Kelikian, 2012).


Kelikian, A. S. (2012) Sarrafian's Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional. Wolters Kluwer Health.

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