basilic vein


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basilic vein

(bəˈzɪlɪk)
n
(Anatomy) a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
[C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil]
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Noun1.basilic vein - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary veinbasilic vein - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary 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"
forearm - the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
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If not feasible, then a brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula followed by a basilic vein transposition should be created in the non-dominant arm.
Bilateral upper extremity Dopplers were perfomed, and right brachial and basilic vein thrombus was present; the left was patent and free of thrombus.
Provided proper occlusion of vessels proximally, this technique could reasonably be considered for distal wing lesions through catheterization of the basilic vein.
The device is inserted in a peripheral vein in the arm such as the cephalic vein, basilic vein, or brachial vein.
At 6 weeks follow-up consultation, when the patient returned for the surfacing of the basilic vein he had permanent spontaneous pain in his fingers, muscular rigidity and 2 small necrotic lesions on the anterior aspect of the 2nd phalanx of the 5th finger and at its base on the posterior aspect of the hand (Figure 1).
It approached the medial cutaneous nerve of forearm (nervus cutaneus medialis antebrachii) and the basilic vein (vena basilica) and together they coursed distally as far as the interepicondylar line.
The basilic vein is the third choice because it is easy to palpate; however, it is not well anchored and can be a painful site to access.
Figure 2 shows a venogram of a basilic vein spasm and thrombus.
Of the 76 peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines placed in the basilic vein, 35.
The next week the patient returned to the emergency department with erythematous nodules along his right basilic vein and recurrent ascending lymphadenitis.
2005) examined conversion of catheter-dependent patients to vascular access and reported that the basilic vein in the upper arm was commonly patent, even in patients with multiple failed vascular accesses.
Veins left to work with are small and not a phlebotomist's first choice: the basilic vein or hand veins.