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Which vein is SSV?

Which vein is SSV?

Small Saphenous Vein
The Small Saphenous Vein (SSV) is a superficial vein of the posterior leg. It drains the leg’s lateral surface and runs up the leg’s posterior surface to drain into the popliteal vein.

Is the SSV a deep vein?

The SSV begins on the lateral foot and passes lateral to the Achilles tendon to ascend the calf in its midline. Like the GSV, it is more accurately characterized as an “intrafascial vein” as it is present in the saphenous space, which is found superficial to the deep and deep to the superficial fascia.

How is superficial venous insufficiency treated?

Treatment may include:

  1. Improving blood flow in your leg veins. Keeping your legs raised (elevated) can reduce swelling and help increase blood flow.
  2. Medicines.
  3. Endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
  4. Sclerotherapy.
  5. Surgery.

Where is the superficial saphenous vein?

Great saphenous vein (GSV) – The GSV is the large superficial vein of the leg and the longest vein in the entire body. It can be found along the length of the lower limb, returning blood from the thigh, calf, and foot to the deep femoral vein at the femoral triangle. The femoral triangle is located in the upper thigh.

Is the greater saphenous vein a deep vein?

The great saphenous vein (GSV, alternately “long saphenous vein”; /səˈfiːnəs/) is a large, subcutaneous, superficial vein of the leg. It is the longest vein in the body, running along the length of the lower limb, returning blood from the foot, leg and thigh to the deep femoral vein at the femoral triangle.

What is the gastrocnemius vein?

The soleus muscle veins perforate the inner fascia at two to four different levels and connect to the posterior tibial or peroneal veins. The gastrocnemius muscle veins drain via two stem veins (medial and lateral) into the popliteal vein at the same level as the lesser saphenous vein.

Which veins constitute the superficial drainage of the lower limb?

The superficial veins of the lower limb run in the subcutaneous tissue. There are two major superficial veins – the great saphenous vein, and the small saphenous vein. The great saphenous vein is formed by the dorsal venous arch of the foot, and the dorsal vein of the great toe.

What happens if venous insufficiency is not treated?

Untreated venous insufficiency results not only in a gradual loss of cosmesis but also in variety of complications, the major ones being persistent pain and discomfort, hemorrhage, superficial thrombophlebitis, and progressive skin changes that may ultimately lead to ulceration.

Is the saphenous vein a superficial vein?

The main axial superficial veins of the lower extremity are the great saphenous, accessory saphenous, and small saphenous veins (table 1 and figure 2A-B).

What is a superficial thrombosis?

Superficial thrombophlebitis: If the vein that has the clot is just under the skin, it is called a superficial venous thrombosis or superficial thrombophlebitis. This type of clot does not usually travel to the lungs unless it reaches the deep veins.