Unilateral double great saphenous vein: A clinically significant case report

Padavinangadi, Abhinitha and Kumar, Naveen and Swamy, Ravindra S and Nayak, Satheesha B and Rao, Mohandas KG (2015) Unilateral double great saphenous vein: A clinically significant case report. Journal of Cardiovascular Echography, 25 (4). pp. 116-118. ISSN 2211-4122

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Great saphenous vein (GSV) is the longest vein in the body originating from the dorsum of the foot at medial malleolus to the level of groin skin crease. It is one among the clinically significant superficial veins of the lower limb. Double or duplication of GSV is considered to be one of its rarest variant forms, which might be often mistaken with the accessory saphenous vein. The overall incidence of duplicated GSV is reported to be 1%. We report herein, a unilateral duplication of GSV with its morphological and clinical perspectives. The major clinical complication that is often encountered from its duplication is recurrent incompetence of the GSV, which predisposes varicosity. Therefore, a thorough knowledge of venous anatomy is important for clinicians and sonographers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Duplication; femoral vein; great saphenous vein; superficial veins of lower limb; varicosity.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 10:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144937

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