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Lateral Marginal Vein of Foot (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Lateral Marginal Vein of Foot (Right)

Vena marginalis lateralis pedis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Lateral side of the dorsum of the foot.

Course: Passes behind the lateral malleolus and continues as the small saphenous vein.

Tributaries: Dorsal venous arch.

Drainage: Dorsum and sole of the lateral aspect of the foot.

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Origin

The lateral marginal vein forms at the lateral side of the dorsal aspect of the foot by veins arising from the superficial parts of the sole of the foot.

Course

The lateral marginal vein passes behind the lateral malleolus and continues as the small saphenous vein which ascends in the leg.

Tributaries

The lateral marginal vein communicates with the dorsal venous arch.

Structures Drained

The lateral marginal vein drains the dorsum of the foot and the superficial parts of the sole of the foot.

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