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Inferior Bulb of Internal Jugular Vein
Cardiovascular System

Inferior Bulb of Internal Jugular Vein

Bulbus inferior venae jugularis internae

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Description

The inferior bulb of the internal jugular vein is a dilation of the internal jugular vein near its termination with the subclavian vein. It is located within the supraclavicular fossa, a depression between the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. The inferior bulb also contains two valves above it.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Central vein cannulation

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Internal Jugular Vein

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