thoracic vein

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Noun1.thoracic vein - veins that drain the thoracic walls
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"
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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The pathway followed by lymphatic vessels draining the skin above the sternum and part of the breast goes directly via tributaries of the internal thoracic vein to the deep nodes situated alongside the sternum (parasternal nodes) (3).
Heterogeneity of myocardial sleeve morphology and gap junctions have been observed in various thoracic veins, including PVs.