Giacomini vein

The Giacomini vein is a communicant vein between the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the small saphenous vein (SSV).wikipedia
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Carlo Giacomini

It is named after the Italian anatomist Carlo Giacomini (1840–1898).
Giacomini vein, a lower limb vein, and the band of Gaicomini, a band of uncus gyri parahippocampalis he discovered in 1882, and the Giacomini vertebrae are named after him.

Small saphenous vein

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The Giacomini vein is a communicant vein between the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the small saphenous vein (SSV).
Instead of draining in the popliteal vein it can merge with the Giacomini vein and drain in the GSV at the superior 1/3 of the thigh.

Ultrasonography of chronic venous insufficiency of the legs

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The GSV can be located in the saphenous compartment where together with the Giacomini vein and the accessory saphenous vein (ASV) an image resembling an eye, known as the 'eye sign' can be seen.

Great saphenous vein

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The Giacomini vein is a communicant vein between the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the small saphenous vein (SSV).

Medical ultrasound

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It is located under the superficial fascia and its insufficiency seemed of little importance in the majority of patients with varicose disease, but the use of ultrasonography has highlighted a new significance of this vein.

Popliteal vein

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It can be part of a draining variant of the SSV which continues on to reach the GSV at the proximal third of the thigh instead of draining into the popliteal vein.

Endovenous laser treatment

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It has been shown to be effectively treated either with endovenous laser ablation or by ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy

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It has been shown to be effectively treated either with endovenous laser ablation or by ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.

Communicating vein

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They can communicate the great saphenous vein with the small saphenous vein, (for example the Giacomini vein) or the superficial venous system with the deep one.