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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If there is an unexplained chest pain and hypotension right after the dialysis is started, the dialysis must be aborted immediately and the position and functions of the catheter must be checked.4 The NKF-DOQI guideline recommends routine chest X-rays to detect potential complications and to verify the placement of the catheter after jugular and subclavian catheter insertion.5 The distal tip of the malpositioned catheter may be localized in an improper vein (contralateral subclavian, contralateral brachiocephalic or internal mammarian vein).6 Internal thoracic vein, the internal mammarian vein and the pulmonary arteries are the most reported locations for malpositioned central venous catheters.
These include the left superior intercostal vein, the left internal thoracic vein, and the left pericardiacophrenic vein [4].
Thus, dissection of adhesions in this area must be done with great care, with additional attention to not cause inadvertent injury to the internal thoracic vein. It is important to note the positional relationship between the blood vessels and the gastric tube preoperatively by computed tomography.
[sup][9] Because the right internal thoracic vein is often close to the origin, it can be by a catheter coming from either brachiocephalic vein.