brachiocephalic vein


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brachiocephalic vein

n.
Either of two large veins in the neck, each formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, that join to form the superior vena cava. Also called innominate vein.
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Noun1.brachiocephalic vein - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veinsbrachiocephalic 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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In the upper extremities, these areas include the subclavian vein at the costoclavicular junction and the left brachiocephalic vein as it crosses a relatively fixed, pulsatile fulcrum of brachiocephalic artery and aorta.
Case report Gunshot bullet embolus with pellet migration from the left brachiocephalic vein to the right ventricle: a case report.
5,6 Similarly, left pulmonary vein may connect to left brachiocephalic vein through an anomalous vertical vein.
Triplex color doppler study revealed complete thrombosis of right internal jugular vein, right proximal brachiocephalic vein with partial thrombosis in right subclavian vein.
Subsequently, Doppler ultrasonography (USG) of neck was advised to find the cause of SVC syndrome, which revealed intraluminal thrombus in the right internal jugular, right subclavian and visualised extent of right brachiocephalic vein with no significant flow (figure 4)
The left brachiocephalic vein receives lymph from the thoracic duct [Figure 2].
Our case presents a left-sided upper PAPVR through a "curved" vein that drains to left brachiocephalic vein.
There was narrowing at the junction of left brachiocephalic vein just before it drained into the superior vena cava (SVC) (Figure 1).
1) Cannulation of the accessory hemiazygos vein is rare but can happen when the accessory hemiazygos vein drains into the left brachiocephalic vein instead of the azygos vein normally.
We report a case of thrombosis in the right brachiocephalic vein that occurred during cisplatin, etoposide and bleomycin (PEB) therapy for testicular seminoma.