Vein, small saphenous: The smaller of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface).
The small saphenous vein, runs behind the outer malleolus (the protuberance on the outside of the ankle joint), comes up the back of the leg and joins the popliteal vein in the space behind the knee (the popliteal space).
The other saphenous vein, termed the large or great saphenous vein, goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the thigh, a fibrous membrane through which the vein passes.
Small saphenous vein 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 posterior to the lateral
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Vein: Small saphenous vein Small saphenous vein and its tributaries. (Small saphenous vein labeled vertically at center.) Latin vena saphena parva Gray's ...
Medical Dictionary small saphenous vein definition Function: n : SAPHENOUS VEIN b
Some have a large saphenous vein and others have a small saphenous vein. In some individuals the saphenous vein runs along the entire length of the leg.