basilic vein


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basilic vein

(bəˈzɪlɪk)
n
(Anatomy) a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
[C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil]
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Noun1.basilic vein - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary veinbasilic vein - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary 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"
forearm - the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
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While dissecting the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve and the basilic vein, a long, thin tendon that crossed deep into the vein was detected in the lower third of the arm.
Keywords: Basilic vein transposition (BVT), Hemodialysis (HD), Fascial Slings.
Brachial versus basilic vein dialysis fstulas: a comparison of maturation and patency rates.
Procedures--Each bird was anesthetized and underwent placement of an intravenous catheter in the left basilic vein and 16-slice CTA scanning (started at peak aortic enhancement) with each of 3 CMI protocols at [greater than or equal to] 1-month intervals.
If not feasible, then a brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula followed by a basilic vein transposition should be created in the non-dominant arm.
The second choice is the cephalic vein, and third choice is the basilic vein. (6) A common nerve injury from a simple blood draw is injury to the antebrachial cutaneous nerve which primarily occurs when "fishing" for the basilic vein.
Bilateral upper extremity Dopplers were perfomed, and right brachial and basilic vein thrombus was present; the left was patent and free of thrombus.
The device is inserted in a peripheral vein in the arm such as the cephalic vein, basilic vein, or brachial vein.
At 6 weeks follow-up consultation, when the patient returned for the surfacing of the basilic vein he had permanent spontaneous pain in his fingers, muscular rigidity and 2 small necrotic lesions on the anterior aspect of the 2nd phalanx of the 5th finger and at its base on the posterior aspect of the hand (Figure 1).
It approached the medial cutaneous nerve of forearm (nervus cutaneus medialis antebrachii) and the basilic vein (vena basilica) and together they coursed distally as far as the interepicondylar line.
The basilic vein is the third choice because it is easy to palpate; however, it is not well anchored and can be a painful site to access.
Figure 2 shows a venogram of a basilic vein spasm and thrombus.