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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Deog-Im Kim* and Seung-Ho Han
 
1 Department of Anatomy, Catholic Institution for Applied Anatomy, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
 
*Correspondence: Deog-Im Kim, PhD, Department of Anatomy, Catholic Institution for Applied Anatomy, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, 505, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137701, Republic of Korea, Tel: +82 2 2258 7435, Email: [email protected]

Received: 03-Jun-2010 Accepted Date: Sep 02, 2010; Published: 19-Dec-2010

Citation: © IJAV. 2010; 3: 208–210.

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Abstract

The cephalic vein lies in the deltopectoral groove, and passes throught the infraclavicular fossa, and drains into the axillary vein. It may communicate with the external jugular vein via a branch positioned anterior to the clavicle before emptying into the axillary vein. In this case multiple variations were found in the veins of the neck region: cephalic vein, jugular vein, and facial vein. The cephalic vein in the left side passed between the clavicular and sternal heads of the pectoralis major muscle. The cephalic and the external jugular veins were joined and made a common trunk at the anterior border of clavicle. Then opened into the junction of the subclavian and internal jugular veins below the clavicle. The facial and retromandibular veins were built up the external jugular vein. The anterior jugular vein was absent.

 
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