The axillary vein now joins the cephalic vein part of the superficial venous system and once this large vein crosses the lateral border of the first rib it is renamed the subclavian under the clavicle vein. In the antecubital fossa just below the elbow the cephalic vein gives off the vena mediana cubiti which receives a perforating branch from the deep veins of the forearm and passes across to join the basilic vein.
The veins of this system contain valves within their lumen which prevent backflow.
Basilic and cephalic vein cadaver. The basilic vein travels up and meets the cephalic vein near the elbow which eventually drains and carries large portions of blood from the limbs to the heart. In human anatomy the cephalic vein or antecubital vein dubious discuss is a superficial vein of the upper limb it communicates with the basilic vein via the median cubital vein at the elbow. The cephalic vein runs along the thumb side of the forearm whereas the basilic vein runs along the pinky side after it is formed at the back of the hand the cephalic vein then crosses the roof of the anatomical snuff box which is a small triangular deepening where the hand meets the wrist on the upper radial side i e the thumb side.
A common ailment of the basilic vein is basilic vein thrombrosis bvt. The cephalic vein begins as the coalescence of the radial part of the dorsal venous network and winds upwards around the radial border. The median cubital vein connected the cephalic vein with one of the venae comitantes accompanying the brachial artery in the left upper limb.
In human anatomy the cephalic vein is a superficial vein in the arm. Brachiocephalic trunk a celiac trunk a cephalic veins. Basilic vein thrombrosis occurs when a fairly large blood clot forms in the vein.
Although the cephalic vein follows a fairly consistent course numerous variants have been reported. They are more. Terms in this set 35 abdominal aorta a aortic arch a axillary artery.
Near the shoulder the cephalic vein passes between the deltoid and pectoralis major muscles and through the clavipectoral triangle where it empties into the axillary vein. The basilic vein is a large superficial vein of the upper limb that helps drain parts of the hand and forearm it originates on the medial side of the dorsal venous network of the hand and travels up the base of the forearm where its course is generally visible through the skin as it travels in the subcutaneous fat and fascia lying superficial to the muscles. The basilic vein drains into the brachial vein part of the deep venous system which then drains into the axillary vein once it crossed the inferior border of teres major.
It communicates with the basilic vein via the median cubital vein at the elbow and is located in the superficial fascia along the anterolateral surface of the biceps. We found a rare anatomical presentation of the cephalic vein in a 43 year old korean male cadaver. The cephalic vein had anastomosed with the basilic vein and brachial vein at the level of the elbow.
Vascular surgeons also utilize the basilic vein to create an av arteriovenous fistula or av graft for hemodialysis access in figure 1.