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Two different variants of the jugulocephalic vein with supraclavicular course

Woo-Jin Lee, Hoon Kyoung Choi, Sa Sun Cho, Jinu Kim, Sang-Pil Yoon
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0078

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Ahead of Print
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-07-12
Submitted: 2019-04-16
Accepted: 2019-07-03

Abstract

The jugulocephalic anastomosis is a rare anatomical variant which normally undergoes atrophy during embryonic development. We found 2 cases of the jugulocephalic vein variant with supraclavicular course in Korean male cadavers. In a 50-year-old cadaver, the right cephalic vein ascended anterior to the clavicle, and terminated into the external jugular vein as well as to the axillary vein through a classic branch. In a 76-year-old cadaver, the left cephalic vein ascended supraclavicular course without any branch to the axillary vein, and terminated to the external jugular vein. We discussed the embryological explanation as well as its frequency since this jugulocephalic vein variant could cause unpredicted danger during clinical procedures.

Abstract

The jugulocephalic anastomosis is a rare anatomical variant which normally undergoes atrophy during embryonic development. We found 2 cases of the jugulocephalic vein variant with supraclavicular course in Korean male cadavers. In a 50-year-old cadaver, the right cephalic vein ascended anterior to the clavicle, and terminated into the external jugular vein as well as to the axillary vein through a classic branch. In a 76-year-old cadaver, the left cephalic vein ascended supraclavicular course without any branch to the axillary vein, and terminated to the external jugular vein. We discussed the embryological explanation as well as its frequency since this jugulocephalic vein variant could cause unpredicted danger during clinical procedures.

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Keywords

jugulocephalic anastomosis, supraclavicular course, cephalic vein, external jugular vein

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Title

Two different variants of the jugulocephalic vein with supraclavicular course

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Published online

2019-07-12

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0078

Keywords

jugulocephalic anastomosis
supraclavicular course
cephalic vein
external jugular vein

Authors

Woo-Jin Lee
Hoon Kyoung Choi
Sa Sun Cho
Jinu Kim
Sang-Pil Yoon

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