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Anomalous termination of a small (short) saphenous vein associated with its abnormal course in the thigh: a case report

Abhinitha, P and Rao, Mohandas KG and Nayak, Satheesha B and Shetty, Surekha D and Kumar, Naveen (2013) Anomalous termination of a small (short) saphenous vein associated with its abnormal course in the thigh: a case report. OA Case Reports, 2 (7). pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Introduction: Variations in superficial veins of the lower limb are not uncommon. This report discusses a case of anomalous termination of a small saphenous vein associated with its abnormal course in the thigh. Case report: During a routine dissection of a cadaver, an abnormal small (short) saphenous vein was observed in the right lower limb of a 60-year-old male cadaver. The origin of the small saphenous vein and its course in the leg was normal. However, instead of draining into the popliteal vein, it continued onto the medial side of the thigh in the superficial fascia posterior to the great saphenous vein and finally it joined the great saphenous vein about a centimetre proximal to the saphenous opening. About 2 inches below its termination, this short saphenous vein was joined by a communicating vein which was connecting it with the great saphenous vein. Conclusion: Prior knowledge of such a variant pattern of superficial veins of the lower limb is useful for clinicians during coronary bypass procedures, as these vessels are commonly used in such surgeries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2013 11:06
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2013 11:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137589

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