Supreme intercostal vein
|Supreme intercostal vein|
Intercostal spaces, viewed from the left. (Highest intercostal vein labeled at upper right.)
|Drains to||brachiocephalic vein|
|Latin||vena intercostalis suprema|
The supreme intercostal vein (highest intercostal vein) is a paired vein that drains the first intercostal space on its corresponding side.
This vein does not have valves, this is an important point when it comes to spread of cancerous secondaries.
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