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Deep leg veins (the light blue veins in the picture) include the iliac, femoral, popliteal, and tibial veins. Superficial leg veins (the dark blue veins) include the greater and lesser saphenous veins.
In deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. Clots also can form in superficial veins, which are closer to the skin.
Current as ofSeptember 26, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineJeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD, FRCPC - HematologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: September 26, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD, FRCPC - Hematology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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