axillary vein

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Noun1.axillary vein - a continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein
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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Implantation is performed via left axillary vein access.
Operative finding was a big matted ALN enchasing the axillary vein but not infiltrating it.
assure proper placement of the catheter when the distal tip is positioned beyond the axillary vein to provide a preliminary reading of a chest x-ray for determining placement of the end of the PICC in the superior vena cava (SVC)