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Circumflex Scapular Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Circumflex Scapular Vein (Right)

Vena circumflexa scapulae

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Quick Facts

Origin: Several smaller veins unite within the infraspinous fossa to become the circumflex scapular vein.

Course: Laterally to the subscapular vein.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: Infraspinous fossa of the scapula.

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Several smaller veins unite to form the circumflex scapular veins within the infraspinous fossa.


The circumflex scapular vein is the vena comitantes of the circumflex scapular artery. It courses laterally towards and unites with the thoracodorsal vein to form the subscapular vein.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The circumflex scapular vein drains the region of the infraspinous fossa.

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