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Known alternatively as the External or Short Saphenous, the Small Saphenous is a superficial vein that runs from the foot to the knee.


The Small Saphenous Vein runs from the lateral surface of the foot, where the Digital Vein of the fifth digit (the little toe) meets the Dorsal Venous Arch. It anastomoses with the Great Saphenous, and passes through and drains the Gastrocnemius (a muscle of the calf) before flowing into the Popliteal Vein.


Gray, Henry. Gray's Anatomy. Crown Publishers, 1977
Marieb, Elaine N. Human Anatomy and Physiology. Sixth Edition. Pearson

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