Median antebrachial vein

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Median antebrachial vein
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A prominent median antebrachial vein.
Superficial veins of the upper limb. (Median antebrachial vein -- spelled with an "i" -- labeled at bottom right.)
Source palmar venous plexus
Drains to basilic vein, median cubital vein
Latin vena mediana antebrachii
TA A12.3.08.020
FMA 22967
Anatomical terminology

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

It travels up 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.


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