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Intercapitular Veins of Hand (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Intercapitular Veins of Hand (Right)

Venae intercapitulares manus

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superficial palmar arch.

Course: Posteriorly, to dorsal digital veins.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: Palmar aspect of hand.

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The intercapitular veins connect the superficial venous palmar arch with the dorsal digital veins.


The intercapitular veins course posteriorly from the palmar to the dorsal aspect of the hand.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The superficial venous system is the primary drainage of the hand. The palmar venous drainage is insufficient and blood of the palm of the hand is drained primarily by the dorsal venous network via the intercapitular veins (Doyle and Botte, 2003, Tubbs et al., 2016).


Doyle, J. R. and Botte, M. J. (2003) Surgical Anatomy of the Hand and Upper Extremity. LWW medical book collection: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Tubbs, R. S., Shoja, M. M. and Loukas, M. (2016) Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation. Wiley.

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