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Deep Dorsal Veins of Hand (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Deep Dorsal Veins of Hand (Left)

Venue dorsales profundae manus

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The deep dorsal veins of the hand arise from the dorsal metacarpal veins.


The deep dorsal veins of the hand course proximally, deep to the fascia and accompanied by the dorsal metacarpal arteries. It drains into the dorsal venous network of the hand.


There are no named branches.

Structures Drained

The deep dorsal veins of the hand aid in the drainage of the dorsal aspect of the hand.

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