subclavian vein


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Related to subclavian vein: subclavian artery, brachiocephalic vein, axillary vein

subclavian vein

n.
A part of a major vein of the upper extremities or forelimbs that passes beneath the clavicle and is continuous with the axillary vein.

subcla′vian vein′


n.
either of a pair of large veins that return blood from the arms.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.subclavian vein - a continuation of the axillary veinsubclavian vein - a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic 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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The lateral branch was in the veins normal position, while the medial branch extended for approximately 10 cm before rejoining the lateral branch just before meeting the subclavian vein (figure).
When portions of the subclavian and innominate veins and superior vena cava cannot be visualized, which as noted is a common situation with US, reliable evaluation can be performed with catheter venography, with a contrast injection into the antecubital vein or via basilic or brachial vein access, with catheterization of the subclavian vein, under fluoroscopic control.
It was noteworthy that foreign body penetrated through subclavian vein and migrated to heart without any sign of serious bleeding, hematoma and tissue damage on this region.
However, subclavian vein was not preferred in patients with hemorrhagic diathesis.
These two veins join together to form the subclavian vein then the Superior Vena Cava.
In addition, multiple serpentine vessels were seen surrounding the lesion, with some noted to drain into the spinal epidural venous plexus, as well as left subclavian vein.
A 72-year-old, African-American woman, with hypothyroidism; deep venous thromboses, treated with bilateral subclavian vein stents and inferior vena cava filter; stage 5 chronic kidney disease due to multiple myeloma; and NSF, experienced multiple episodes of dizziness and hemodynamic instability during dialysis for 3 months.
An ultrasound revealed that the catheter tip was not in the subclavian vein but had coiled in the tissues.
The subclavian vein is the preferred access in patients who are active because it avoids the risk of more serious [cent] complications from dislodgement of a femoral catheter.
1) Common causes of PNP are surgery for congenital heart lesions, (3-5) traction injury during traumatic delivery (3-5) and as a complication of indwelling subclavian vein catheters in children with renal failure.
Lymph then flows into the venous circulation via the right subclavian vein (12).