saphenous opening

saphenous opening
saphenous opening n a passage for the great saphenous vein in the fascia lata of the thigh called also fossa ovalis

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hiatus saphenus.

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  • Saphenous opening — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = hiatus saphenus, fossa ovalis femoris GraySubject = 128 GrayPage = 469 Caption = The fossa ovalis. Caption2 = Front of right thigh, showing surface markings for bones, femoral artery and femoral nerve.… …   Wikipedia

  • falciform margin of saphenous opening — margo falciformis hiatus saphenus …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous — Sa*phe nous, a. [Gr. ? manifest.] (Anat.) (a) Manifest; applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saphenous vein — The saphenous veins there are two, the great and the small saphenous veins – serve as the principal veins running superficially (near the surface) up the leg. The great saphenous vein (also called the large saphenous vein) goes from the foot all… …   Medical dictionary

  • saphenous vein — noun either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot • Syn: ↑vena saphena • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑long saphenous vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saphenous vein, great — The larger of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface). The great saphenous vein goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous vein, large — The larger of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface). The large saphenous vein goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous vein, small — The smaller of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface). The small saphenous vein, runs behind the outer malleolus (the protuberance on the outside of the ankle joint), comes up the back of …   Medical dictionary

  • saphenous — nəs adjective Etymology: saphena + ous : of, relating to, associated with, situated near, or being the two chief superficial veins of the leg the saphenous opening gives passage to the long saphenous vein through the fascia lata …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saphenous nerve — Nerve: Saphenous nerve Nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view. (Saphenous labeled at center right.) Latin nervus saphenus Gray s …   Wikipedia

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