innominate vein

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innominate vein

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Noun1.innominate vein - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veinsinnominate vein - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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It contains the origins of the Sternohyoidei and Sternothyreoidei and the lower ends of the Longi colli; the aortic arch; the innominate artery and the thoracic portions of the left common carotid and the left subclavian arteries; the innominate veins and the upper half of the superior vena cava; the left highest intercostal vein; the vagus, cardiac, phrenic, and left recurrent nerves; the trachea, esophagus, and thoracic duct; the remains of the thymus and some lymph glands.
When portions of the subclavian and innominate veins and superior vena cava cannot be visualized, which as noted is a common situation with US, reliable evaluation can be performed with catheter venography, with a contrast injection into the antecubital vein or via basilic or brachial vein access, with catheterization of the subclavian vein, under fluoroscopic control.
Fistula formation with the common aortic arch, common carotid artery, superior and inferior thyroid artery and innominate veins have also been reported.