Vein Glossary

Below is a glossary of terms related to all aspects of venous disease

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Lateral Reticular Perforator
A vein from the deeper system to the lateral reticular vein responsible for high pressure in the cutaneous circuit.


Lateral Reticular Vein
Refers to the venous system on the lateral aspect of the leg that is the most common site for spider veins.


Reticular Vein
The bluish/greenish veins are close to the skin surface. They are usually visible and everyone has them. When there is increased transmitted venous pressure, reticular veins sometimes will dilate or be associated with spider veins.