E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Review
Ultrasonographic anatomy of the lower extremity superficial veins
1 Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2012; 18: 423-430
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.5321-11.1
Key Words: saphenous vein • ultrasonography • anatomy • Giacomini vein


A simple, precise, and consistent anatomical terminology is necessary for evaluating and treating patients with varicose veins. A clear understanding of the anatomy is also very important to correctly diagnose and perform the best treatment for varicose veins. Because the anatomy depicted by ultrasonography has many variations, anatomic definition for at least some of the veins still require clarification. Studies focusing on different segments of the veins are needed to obtain detailed anatomical knowledge given this great variability.
Key Words
Author's Corner
Reviewer's Corner
Copyright © Turkish Society of Radiology | Latest Update: 28.02.2019