cutaneous vein

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Noun1.cutaneous vein - one of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep 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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Other more dramatic signs may include ecchymosis and non-edematous swelling of the shoulder, arm, and hand; functional impairment; discoloration and mottled skin; and, distention of the cutaneous veins of the involved upper extremity.