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Anterior Ulnar Recurrent Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Ulnar Recurrent Vein (Left)

Vena recurrens ulnaris anterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Ulnar vein.

Course: Superiorly along proximal ulna and unites with the inferior ulnar collateral vein.

Tributaries: No named branches.

Drainage: Area around the elbow.

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Course

From its origin, the anterior ulnar recurrent vein travels superiorly along the proximal portion of the ulna and the anterior aspect of the medial epicondyle of the humerus. It ends by draining into the inferior ulnar collateral vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

Overall, the anterior ulnar recurrent vein contributes to the venous drainage of the elbow region.

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