Accessory cephalic vein

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Accessory cephalic vein
Superficial veins of the upper limb (accessory cephalic vein labeled at center left)
Source Dorsal venous network of hand
Drains to Cephalic vein
Latin Vena cephalica accessoria
TA A12.3.08.017
FMA 22970
Anatomical terminology

The accessory cephalic vein is a variable vein that passes along the radial border of the forearm to join the cephalic vein near the elbow.[1] In some cases the accessory cephalic springs from the cephalic above the wrist and joins it again higher up. A large oblique branch frequently connects the basilic and cephalic veins on the back of the forearm.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)