Median antebrachial vein

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Vein: Median antebrachial vein
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Superficial veins of the upper limb. (Median antebrachial vein -- spelled with an "i" -- labeled at bottom right.)
Latin vena mediana antebrachii
Gray's p.662
Source palmar venous plexus
Drains to basilic vein, median cubital vein

The median antebrachial vein drains the venous plexus on the volar surface of the hand.

It ascends on the ulnar side of the front of the forearm and ends in the basilic vein or in the vena mediana cubiti; in a small proportion of cases it divides into two branches, one of which joins the basilic, the other the cephalic, below the elbow.

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