Superficial veins become more prominent when muscles are flexed
The main veins in the human body
The great saphenous vein and landmarks along its course
Superficial veins become more prominent when muscles are flexed
Branches of inferior vena cava
Superficial veins draining into the great saphenous and femoral vein.
Video of venous valve in action
Superficial veins of lower limb. Superficial dissection. Anterior view.
Venous valves prevent reverse blood flow.
Great saphenous vein. Deep dissection. Anterior view.
Human anatomical chart of blood vessels, with heart, lungs, liver and kidneys included. Other organs are numbered and arranged around it. Before cutting out the figures on this page, Vesalius suggests that readers glue the page onto parchment and gives instructions on how to assemble the pieces and paste the multilayered figure onto a base "muscle man" illustration. "Epitome", fol.14a. HMD Collection, WZ 240 V575dhZ 1543.
Illustration depicting veins of the leg including great saphenous vein (anterior view).
Image of veins from William Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus

A superficial vein is a vein that is close to the surface of the body.

- Superficial vein

The great saphenous vein (GSV, alternately "long saphenous vein"; ) is a large, subcutaneous, superficial vein of the leg.

- Great saphenous vein

Superficial veins are those closer to the surface of the body, and have no corresponding arteries.

- Vein

great saphenous vein – often "harvested" for coronary artery bypass surgery

- Superficial vein

Often, it is used in situ (in place), after tying off smaller tributaries and destruction of the venous valves with a device called valvulotome, e.g. LeMaitre's valvulotome.

- Great saphenous vein

The great saphenous vein is the most important superficial vein of the lower limb.

- Vein
Superficial veins become more prominent when muscles are flexed

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