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Posterior Circumflex Humeral Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Circumflex Humeral Vein (Left)

Vena circumflexa posterior humeri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Small veins at the proximal humerus.

Course: Medially towards the quadrangular space.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: Proximal humerus and glenohumeral joint.

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Origin

The posterior circumflex humeral vein arises from the union of smaller vessels posterior to the neck of the humerus.

Course

The posterior circumflex humeral vein courses medially away from the humerus. It traverses the quadrangular space, a space formed by the borders teres major, teres minor, long head of the triceps, and the humerus. The posterior circumflex humeral vein is accompanied by its arterial counterpart and the axillary nerve. It ends by draining into the axillary vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The posterior circumflex humeral vein contributes to the drainage of the proximal humerus and the glenohumeral joint.

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