bronchial vein

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Related to bronchial vein: bronchial artery, azygos vein
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Noun1.bronchial vein - veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos 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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Anatomically, there are venous connections between bronchial and pulmonary veins through preexisting bronchial venous plexuses and between the azygoshemiazygos system and the pleurohilar bronchial veins through the intervening valves.
Its tributaries, apart from its main tributary, the hemiazygos vein are the bronchial veins, pericardial veins, and posterior right intercostal veins.