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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Cardiac CTA demonstrated an abnormal vessel traversing between the left innominate vein and the CS [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]d; then, the blind end of the CS from the right atrium was recognized [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d.
Venogram showed totally occluded right subclavain vein and left innominate vein. Venoplasty was done which on followup showed a normalization of arm and resumption of dialysis through AV fistula.
Only 3% of patients are reported to have PAPVC from the left lung to the left innominate vein [5].