|Vein: Brachiocephalic vein|
|The thyroid gland and its relations. (Label for "Right innom. vein" and "Left innom. vein" visible at bottom center.)|
|The arch of the aorta, and its branches. (Right innom. vein labeled at upper right; left innominate vein labeled at center top.)|
|Latin||Vena brachiocephalica, vena anonyma|
|Gray's||subject #172 664|
|Drains to||Superior vena cava|
The left and right brachiocephalic veins (or innominate veins) in the upper chest are formed by the union of each corresponding internal jugular vein and subclavian vein. This is at the level of the sternoclavicular joint.
The brachiocephalic veins are the major veins returning blood to the superior vena cava.
- -1758134215 at GPnotebook - right
- -1751515079 at GPnotebook - left
- Brachiocephalic+veins at eMedicine Dictionary
- Chitnis, Cumberbatch, Gankande. Practice Papers for MCEM Part A, Wiley-Blackwell 2010
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