Small saphenous vein

  • The small saphenous vein (also known as short saphenous vein, latin: vena saphena parva) is a superficial, subcutaneous vein of the lower leg.

    The small saphenous vein originates the same way as the great saphenous vein - from the dorsal venous network of the foot, more precisely, from the lateral marginal vein. First, the small saphenous vein ascends along the posterior side of the lower leg together with the sural nerve, then it pierces the popliteal fascia and flows into the popliteal vein.

    The small saphenous vein collects venous blood from the lateral side of the foot, as well as the lateral and posterior parts of the superficial tissues of the lower leg.