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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Right brachiocephalic artery, left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery measured 13 mm, 6 mm, and 11 mm in diameter, respectively.
Dissection involving the aortic arch and ascending aorta are generally considered life-threatening requiring immediate surgical intervention while dissection distal to the right brachiocephalic artery and descending aorta can be managed medically.
We report our experience in stenting of the left internal carotid artery (LICA) in patients with bovine arch, in which right brachiocephalic and left carotid share a common trunk from the aortic arch1.
Type of Arteriovenous Fistula Type of Fistula No, % Left Radiocephalic 52 44.1% Left Brachiocephalic 44 37.3% Right Radiocephalic 11 9.3% Right Brachiocephalic 8 6.8% Left Brachiobasilic 1 0.8% Right Brachiobasilic 1 0.8% Left Brachiocubital 1 0.8% Total 118 100% Table 6.
The black arrow shows the left subclavian entering the right brachiocephalic trunk (the bovine arch).
Before and after gadopentetate dimeglumine (Magnevist, Schering, Germany) was injected into the right brachiocephalic vein, coronal oblique T1W-TSE-SPIR were performed with the contrast agent administrated with 0.1 mmol/kg body weight at a rate of 2.0 ml/s.
A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large lung mass in the right superior sulcus with invasion of the C7 through T2 vertebral bodies, encasement of the right subclavian artery, compression of the right brachiocephalic vein, and possible invasion of the upper esophagus (Figure 1).
Upon insertion of the catheter near the right brachiocephalic trunk prior to the engagement of his left coronary artery, profound bradycardia was noted, with an HR of 25 beats/min.