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Accessory Vertebral Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Accessory Vertebral Vein (Right)

Vena vertebralis accessoria

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Description

An accessory vertebral vein may arise from the vertebral vein as it forms a venous plexus around the vertebral artery. The accessory vertebral vein continues to descend in the foramina transversaria as far as the seventh cervical vertebra, where it then passes between the apex of the lung and the subclavian artery to join the brachiocephalic vein.

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