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CEPHALIC VEIN

Anatomy-Upper Limb

CEPHALIC VEIN

1. The cephalic vein drains the DORSAL VENOUS NETWORK on the radial side, beginning in the anatomical snuff box.
2. It runs in the upper arm lateral to the BICEPS => in the deltopectoral groove => perforates the clavipectoral fascia => drains into the axillary vein.


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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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