|The great saphenous vein and its tributaries at the fossa ovalis.|
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The portion of fascia covering the fossa ovalis in the thigh is perforated by the great saphenous vein and by numerous blood and lymphatic vessels, hence it has been termed the fascia cribrosa (Hesselbach's or cribriform fascia), the openings for these vessels having been likened to the holes in a sieve.
- De Maeseneer MG, Philipsen TE, Vandenbroeck CP, et al. (2007). "Closure of the cribriform fascia: an efficient anatomical barrier against postoperative neovascularisation at the saphenofemoral junction? A prospective study". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34 (3): 361–6. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.03.020. PMID 17513142.
- synd/3213 at Who Named It?
- F. K. Hesselbach. Anatomisch-chirurgische Abhandlung über den Urspurng der Leistenbrüche. Würzburg, Baumgärtner, 1806.
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