The superficial veins of the leg (167kb)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 70, Iss. Sup11, 11 Nov 2009, pp M164 - M165
The superficial veins of the leg - the great (long) and small (short) saphenous veins and their tributaries - are of great clinical importance. They are used as vascular conduits and patches (in both instances the great saphenous is more commonly used), and, of course, they are both subject to the development of varicosities (varicose veins). They come to our attention in the diagnosis and management of this all too common condition.
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