What are the named vein systems of the lower extremities?
The major superficial veins in the lower extremities include the greater and lesser (short) saphenous veins. Other veins include the superior epigastric vein, superior external pudendal vein (groin area), posterior arch vein, anteriolateral branch of the greater saphenous vein, anterior tributary vein and dorsal venous arch. As well, the posteromedial vein, vein of Giacomini, intersaphenous vein and posterior lateral tributary veins. All of these veins and their branches can become varicose.