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Vol 75, No 2 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-09-17
Submitted: 2015-05-18
Accepted: 2015-07-03
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A cephalic vein drained into one of the double axillary veins through the pectoralis major muscle

J. E. Hong, B. R. Kim, J. Kim, S. P. Yoon
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2015.0082
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Pubmed: 26383510
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Folia Morphol 2016;75(2):268-270.

open access

Vol 75, No 2 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-09-17
Submitted: 2015-05-18
Accepted: 2015-07-03

Abstract

Although the cephalic vein follows a fairly consistent course, numerous variants have been reported. We found a rare anatomical presentation of the cephalic vein in a 43-year-old Korean male cadaver. The cephalic vein had anastomosed with the basilic vein and brachial vein at the level of the elbow, perforated the pectoralis major muscle between the clavicular and sternal heads, and then entered into one of the double axillary veins. Knowledge of the variations on the cephalic vein is important for clinicians as well as anatomists since the approach through the axillary base is favoured in many invasive procedures  

Abstract

Although the cephalic vein follows a fairly consistent course, numerous variants have been reported. We found a rare anatomical presentation of the cephalic vein in a 43-year-old Korean male cadaver. The cephalic vein had anastomosed with the basilic vein and brachial vein at the level of the elbow, perforated the pectoralis major muscle between the clavicular and sternal heads, and then entered into one of the double axillary veins. Knowledge of the variations on the cephalic vein is important for clinicians as well as anatomists since the approach through the axillary base is favoured in many invasive procedures  

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Keywords

cephalic vein, pectoralis major muscle, double axillary veins

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Title

A cephalic vein drained into one of the double axillary veins through the pectoralis major muscle

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 75, No 2 (2016)

Pages

268-270

Published online

2015-09-17

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2015.0082

Pubmed

26383510

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2016;75(2):268-270.

Keywords

cephalic vein
pectoralis major muscle
double axillary veins

Authors

J. E. Hong
B. R. Kim
J. Kim
S. P. Yoon

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