superficial veins

Median Antebrachial Vein

Median Antebrachial Vein The structure indicated is the median antebrachial vein. The median antebrachial vein is one of the veins of the superficial venous system of the upper limb. The veins of the upper limb consist of a superficial veins and deep veins. The superficial system consists primarily of the cephalic and basilic veins which originate from the dorsal venous arch and drain into the axillary vein and brachial veins respectively. In the region of the antecubital fossa, the cephalic vein is joined to the basilic vein via a vein known as the median cubital vein. The median antebrachial vein originates …

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Cephalic Vein

Cephalic Vein The structure indicated is the cephalic vein. The cephalic and basilic veins are the main superficial veins of the upper limb. The cephalic vein originates from the dorsal venous network of the hand and drains into the axillary vein by passing through the deltoid and pectoralis major muscles. In the cubital fossa, which is the area located anterior to the elbow joint, the cephalic vein is joined to the basilic vein via the median cubital vein. In the clinical setting, the median cubital vein is a convenient and common location for obtaining venous access for the administration of …

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