The saphena vein was closed for a length of about four or five inches, beyond which it was natural.
The most important anastomosis is that between the femoral and saphena and internal mammary and epigastric veins.
Each hour I withdrew a half-pound of blood, then I fed her and for three hours I drew half a pound of blood from the saphena.
saphena sa·phe·na (sə-fē'nə)
n. pl. sa·phe·nae (-nē')
Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.