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Anterior Circumflex Humeral Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Circumflex Humeral Vein (Left)

Vena circumflexa anterior humeri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Small veins at the proximal humerus.

Course: Medially towards the axillary vein.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: Proximal humerus and glenohumeral joint.

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Origin

The anterior circumflex humeral vein arises from smaller vessels anterior to the neck of the humerus.

Course

The anterior circumflex humeral vein courses medially towards the axillary vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The anterior circumflex humeral vein contributes to the drainage of the proximal humerus and the glenohumeral joint.

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The shaft of the humerus is defined as that part of the bone below the surgical neck and above the level of the epicondyles.

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