Dorsal metacarpal veins
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|Vein: Dorsal metacarpal veins|
The veins on the dorsum of the hand.
|Latin||venae metacarpales dorsales|
|Source||dorsal digital veins|
|Drains to||dorsal venous network of hand|
|Artery||dorsal metacarpal arteries|
They are a popular site for peripheral venous cannulation because they tend to be prominent veins which are easily accessible and do not lie over a point of flexion - so are not too uncomfortable for the patient.
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