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Superficial Veins of Femoral Region (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Superficial Veins of Femoral Region (Left)

Venae superficiales regionis femoris

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Description

The superficial veins of the thigh include the proximal part of the great saphenous vein, the accessory saphenous vein, and the superficial circumflex iliac vein.

The great saphenous vein is the longest vein in the body and travels superficially through the entire length of the lower limb. It ascends from the foot, anterior to the medial malleolus, and travels in an anteroposterior direction along the medial surface of the tibia to the knee joint. It runs posterior to the medial condyle of the femur and the medial border of the patella. From there it runs along the medial aspect of the superficial thigh to drain into the femoral vein, at the saphenous opening in the fascia latae.

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