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.
- Vein, superior vena cava
A large vein that receives blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and thorax and empties it into the right atrium of the heart.
The orbital cavity is drained by paired veins called the superior and inferior ophthalmic veins. The superior ophthalmic vein arises at the inner angle of orbit and follows the course of ophthalmic artery into the cavernous sinus, a greatly dilated (widened) channel of venous blood. The inferior ophthalmic vein arises from a venous network at […]
Medical term for a hangover. From the Norwegian kveis (uneasiness following debauchery) + the Greek algia (pain).
- Velpeau hernia
A protrusion of tissue in front of the femoral blood vessels in the groin. Treatment is via ‘surgery.
- Vena cava, inferior
The large vein that receives blood from the lower extremities, pelvis, and abdomen and then empties that blood into the right atrium of the heart.