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Dorsal Venous Arch of Foot
Cardiovascular System

Dorsal Venous Arch of Foot

Arcus venosus dorsalis pedis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Union of the dorsal metatarsal veins.

Course: Arches over the proximal ends of the metatarsal bones, draining into the medial and lateral marginal veins.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Dorsal aspect of the foot.

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Origin

The dorsal venous arch is formed by the union of the dorsal metatarsal veins.

Course

The dorsal venous arch passes over the proximal ends of the metatarsal bones. On either side of the foot, the dorsal venous arch connects with the lateral and medial marginal veins.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The dorsal venous arch drains blood from the dorsal aspect of the foot.

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