Research Article
Volume 8 Issue 1 - 2021
Anatomical Relationship of the Saphenous Nerve to Primary Great Saphenous Varicosity in the Legs of an Asian Population
Yun-Nan Lin1, Su-Shin Lee2, Shu-Hung Huang1, Chia-Ming Liu3, Chih-Hau Chang1, Meng-Chien Hsieh1, I-Wen Lin4, Yur- Ren Kuo1 and Sin-Daw Lin1,2*
1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Taiwan
3Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yuan’s General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
4Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
*Corresponding Author: Sin-Daw Lin, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Received: October 22, 2020; Published: December 11, 2020


Objective: In endoscope-assisted surgery for varicose veins, the anatomical relationship of the saphenous nerve to great saphenous varicosity in the leg was studied in an Asian population.

Methods: Primary varicose veins were managed using endoscope-assisted surgery.

Results: Between January 2007 and November 2015, 860 legs with primary varicose veins of the great saphenous vein (GSV) were managed. The saphenous nerve was encountered in the operative field in 82 legs (9.5%). The anatomical relationship of the nerve to the main trunk, tributaries, and incompetent perforating veins of great saphenous varicose vessels was evaluated and classified into 4 types, I, II, III, and IV, with incidences of 0.9%, 6.9%, 0.6%, and 1.2%, respectively. The incidences of the presence of this nerve in the upper, middle and lower thirds of the leg were 0.7%, 4.3% and 4.5%, respectively.

Conclusion: This study revealed the relative location and incidence of the saphenous nerve among the GS varicose vessels and the possible risk of nerve injury in the management of varicose veins of the GSV.

Keywords: Saphenous Nerve; Great Saphenous Varicosity; Anatomical; Endoscope-Assisted Surgery; Asian Population


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Citation: Sin-Daw Lin., et al. “Anatomical Relationship of the Saphenous Nerve to Primary Great Saphenous Varicosity in the Legs of an Asian Population”. EC Cardiology 8.1 (2020): 01-09.

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