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Posterior Ulnar Recurrent Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Ulnar Recurrent Vein (Right)

Vena recurrens ulnaris posterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Ulnar vein.

Course: Superiorly along proximal ulna and unites with the superior ulnar collateral vein.

Tributaries: No named branches.

Drainage: Area around the elbow.

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Origin

The posterior ulnar recurrent vein originates the ulnar vein.

Course

From its origin, the posterior ulnar recurrent vein travels superiorly along the proximal portion of the ulna and the posterior aspect of the medial epicondyle of the humerus. It ends by draining into superior ulnar collateral vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

Overall, the posterior ulnar recurrent vein contributes to the venous drainage of the elbow region.

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