The great saphenous vein and landmarks along its course
The fossa ovalis.
Superficial veins draining into the great saphenous and femoral vein.
The great saphenous vein and its tributaries at the fossa ovalis.
Superficial veins of lower limb. Superficial dissection. Anterior view.
Superficial veins of lower limb Superficial dissection. Anterior view.
Great saphenous vein. Deep dissection. Anterior view.
Illustration depicting veins of the leg including great saphenous vein (anterior view).

It is covered by a thin perforated part of the superficial fascia called the fascia cribrosa which is pierced by the great saphenous vein, the 3 superficial branches of the femoral artery(except superficial circumflex iliac artery, which pierces fascia lata lateral to the saphenous opening), and lymphatics.

- Saphenous opening

Near the fossa ovalis it is joined by the superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac vein, and superficial external pudendal veins.

- Great saphenous vein
The great saphenous vein and landmarks along its course

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The great saphenous vein and its tributaries at the saphenous opening

Cribriform fascia

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The great saphenous vein and its tributaries at the saphenous opening

The cribriform fascia, fascia cribrosa also Hesselbach's fascia is the portion of fascia covering the saphenous opening in the thigh.

It is perforated by the great saphenous vein and by numerous blood and lymphatic vessels.