Definition of Short saphenous vein

1. Noun. A vein running from the foot up the back of the leg to the knee.

Generic synonyms: Saphenous Vein, Vena Saphena



Medical Definition of Short saphenous vein

1. Arises on the lateral side of the foot from a union of the dorsal vein of the little toe with the dorsal venous arch, ascends behind the lateral malleolus, along the lateral border of the calcanean tendon and then through the middle of the calf to the lower portion of the popliteal space where it empties into the popliteal vein. Synonym: vena saphena parva, short saphenous vein. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Short saphenous vein

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The arch terminates internally in the long saphenous. externally in a short saphenous vein. The internal or long saphenous vein (Fig. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The small saphenous vein (ยป. saphena parea; external or short saphenous vein) (Fig. 649) begins behind the lateral malleolus as a continuation of the ..."

3. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The arch terminates internally in the long saphenous, externally in a short saphenous vein. The external or short saphenous vein (Fig. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The arch terminates internally in the long saphenous, externally in a short saphenous vein. The external or short saphenous vein (Fig. ..."

5. The Essentials of anatomy by William Darling, Ambrose Loomis Ranney (1880)
"The short saphenous vein extends from the outer side of the dorsum of the foot and opens into the popliteal vein. It has two valves, near to its point of ..."

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