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AXILLARY VEIN

Anatomy-Upper Limb

AXILLARY VEIN

1. Origin - formed by the union of the venae comitantes of the brachial a. & basilic v.

2. Location - courses medial to the axillary a. in the axilla. Leaves the axilla by passing through the apex, anterior to the subclavian a.

3. Divisions - divided into 3 parts by the PECTORALIS MINOR. First part (above), second part (behind), third part (below).

4. Drainage - upper limb, axilla, superolateral chest wall.

5. Termination - over the upper surface of first rib, anterior to SCALENUS ANTERIOR it becomes the subclavian v.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Case courtesy of Dr Sachintha Hapugoda, Radiopaedia.org . From the case rID: 52482

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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