Vasa vasorum of the human great saphenous vein

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy : SRA
David KachlikI Vanek


The distribution of the vasa vasorum of the human great saphenous vein (GSV) was studied on veins taken both post-mortem and peroperatively. It was found that the stems of feeding vessels approach the venous wall at intervals of 1.5-2.5 cm; their smaller branches first passed the fascial compartments of the GSV and then entered the adventitia at intervals of 0.5-1.5 cm on both the stem and the largest tributaries of the GSV. In the stem regions vasa vasorum arteries and veins ran together but, between neighboring stems, isolated venae vasorum were regularly found which opened individually into terminal segments of the largest tributaries of the GSV. Neither by dissection nor by injection methods were venae vasorum found to open directly into the lumen of the GSV stem. The total thickness of the media ranged between 500 and 1300 micro m, according to the state of constriction of the venous wall before fixation. Two structurally different layers of GSV tunica media were present: an inner loose layer and an outer dense layer, both of similar thickness. The innermost capillaries of the vasa vasorum network were found in all cases on the border between the two layers of media. No lymphatic was found in any of the layers of GSV wall....Continue Reading


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