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Radial Recurrent Vein
Cardiovascular System

Radial Recurrent Vein

Vena recurrens radialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Radial vein.

Course: Superiorly along proximal radius and unites with the deep brachial vein.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: Area around the elbow.

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Origin

The radial recurrent vein originates from the radial vein.

Course

From its origin, the radial recurrent vein travels superiorly along the proximal portion of the radius and then on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. It ends by draining into the deep brachial vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

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

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