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Collateral Veins of Elbow Joint (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Collateral Veins of Elbow Joint (Right)

Venae collaterales articulationis cubiti

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Quick Facts

Origin: Union of small veins.

Course: Accompanying the superior and inferior ulnar collateral arteries.

Tributaries: No named branches.

Drainage: Area around the elbow.

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Origin

The collateral veins form around the elbow joint.

Course

The collateral veins of the elbow joint accompany the superior and inferior collateral arteries and drain into the brachial veins.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

Overall, the collateral veins of the elbow joint contribute to the venous drainage of the elbow region.

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