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Palmar Digital Veins
Cardiovascular System

Palmar Digital Veins

Venae digitales palmares

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Smaller vessels within the digits coalesce to form the palmar digital veins.


The palmar digital veins course proximally along the palmar aspect on either side of the digits. The palmar digital veins are typically accompanied by the proper palmar digital arteries (Doyle and Botte, 2003).


The oblique veins arise from the palmar digital veins and unite with the dorsal digital veins (Standring, 2016).

Structures Drained

The palmar digital veins contribute to the venous drainage of the digits.


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

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series: Elsevier Limited.

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