- Saphena varix
A "saphena varix", or a "saphenous varix" is a dilation of the
saphenous veinat its junction with the femoral veinin the groin.
It displays a cough impulse and may be mistaken for a
hernia. However it has a bluish tinge and disappears on lying down. On auscultationa venous hum may be heard.
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