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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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.
Thrombosis or stenotic lesions may also occur in the axillary, subclavian and innominate veins, or in the superior vena cava, and silent lesions have been reported to be relatively common.
If the venous-distending pressure is sufficiently high, air can be aspirated not only from the SVC just above right atrial level, but also from high in the SVC or innominate veins (3).