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great saphenous vein

great saphenous vein in Medicine

great saphenous vein n.
A vein formed by the union of the dorsal vein of the big toe and the dorsal venous arch of the foot and empties into the femoral vein in the upper part of the femoral triangle.

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  • A new sheath may be provided for the tendon by resecting a portion of the great saphenous vein.

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