Functional Anatomy of Leg Veins

  • Sergio Gianesini
  • Paolo Zamboni
  • Erika Mendoza


Varicose veins generate on superficial leg veins as primary illness or secondary to deep vein insufficiency. This chapter focusses on the aspects of superficial vein anatomy related to saphenous vein sparing surgery: relations, origin and drainage of the saphenous veins; principal tributaries, perforators and deep veins; as well as the implications of the venous compartments in the function of the system. Another focus is on the newest histological evidence concerning the vein wall and the consequences for pathology and for venous disease treatment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Gianesini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paolo Zamboni
    • 3
    • 4
  • Erika Mendoza
    • 5
  1. 1.Vascular Diseases CenterUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.USUHS UniversityBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.School of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Diseases CenterUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  4. 4.Unit of Translational SurgeryAOU FerraraFerraraItaly
  5. 5.VenenpraxisWunstorfGermany

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