Anatomy of the Venous System of the Lower Limbs

  • Jean-François Uhl
  • Claude Gillot


The embryogenesis of the venous network of the lower limbs explains the main variations of the venous network superficial veins, perforating veins, and deep venous system. It is likely that the number of the so-called primitive chronic venous disease could be explained by unknown underlying anatomical abnormalities [1].



Anterior accessory of the GSV


Chronic venous disease


Great saphenous vein


Lymph node venous networks of the groin


Small saphenous vein


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-François Uhl
    • 1
  • Claude Gillot
    • 1
  1. 1.URDIA Anatomy Research Unit EA 4465Paris Descartes UniversityParisFrance

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