saphenous vein

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sa·phe·nous vein

Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.

[saphenous, pertaining to the saphena, a saphenous vein, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin saphēna, saphenous vein, from Arabic ṣāfin, standing with one leg slightly raised, saphena, participle of ṣafana, to stand with one leg slightly raised.]

sa•phe′nous vein′

(səˈfi nəs)

either of two large veins near the surface of the leg from thigh to foot, one along the inner side and the other outer and posterior.
[1830–40; saphen(a) saphenous vein (Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic ṣāfin) + -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saphenous vein - either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the footsaphenous vein - either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot
great saphenous vein, long saphenous vein - the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
short saphenous vein - a vein running from the foot up the back of the leg to the knee
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
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Varithena(TM) is indicated for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins, and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system, above and below the knee.
The Kips Bay Medical eSVS Mesh is designed to address the limitations of saphenous vein grafts used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
METHODS: One thousand three hundred and ninetyseven patients were screened for RLS symptoms by questionnaire and interview, and for saphenous vein disease by clinical examination, including continuous-wave Doppler.
Up to 25% of saphenous vein grafts occlude in the first postoperative year, and annual occlusion rates thereafter are l%-2% until year 5 and 4%-5% from years 5-10.
During the procedure, the surgeon removes a healthy artery or vein from elsewhere in the body, most often the saphenous vein in the leg, and uses it to route blood around a blockage in a coronary artery.
Coronary angiography showed a patent left internal mammarian artery to the left anterior descending artery with critical stenoses in the proximal and the mid segments, a patent saphenous vein graft (SVG) to the first diagonal branch with 70% stenosis and 80% thrombotic lesion in SVG to the obtuse marginal branch (Fig.
Charles Mayo (4), soon after graduating from medical school, began excising the great saphenous vein through a single incision from the groin to just below the knee.
0 mL blood was collected from the jugular vein or medial saphenous vein.
The application for 510(k) clearance contains data from Kensey Nash's PRIDE (PRotection during saphenous vein graft Intervention to prevent Distal Embolization) trial which compared the TriActiv device against other approved embolic protection systems for the treatment of saphenous vein graft disease.
Creatine kinase (CK-MB), in addition to helping to diagnose cardiac events, may predict a patient's risk of fatal complications during the first year after saphenous vein angioplasty, according to a report by Hong et al.
In the low flow small vessel setting, such as the coronary arteries and infrapopliteal vessels, the saphenous vein is the gold standard against which any prosthetic vascular conduit must compare.