intercostal vein


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Noun1.intercostal vein - several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage
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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The left superior intercostal vein and accessory hemiazygos vein are derived from left posterior cardinal vein and this vein simultaneously forms upper part of azygos vein.
Other sites for malpositioning mentioned in literature include the azygos vein, left superior intercostal vein and the thymic vein (8).

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