Anterior cardinal vein

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Anterior cardinal vein
Scheme of arrangement of parietal veins
Human embryo with heart and anterior body-wall removed to show the sinus venosus and its tributaries.
Latin Venae precardinalis
Carnegie stage 13
Gray's p.520
Code TE E5.
Anatomical terminology

The anterior cardinal veins (precardinal veins) contribute to the formation of the internal jugular veins and together with the common cardinal vein form the superior vena cava. In an anastomosis by anterior cardinal veins, the left brachiocephalic vein is produced.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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