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Thoracoacromial Vein
Cardiovascular System

Thoracoacromial Vein

Vena thoracoacromialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: The branches of this vein unite within the axilla.

Course: Short course to the axillary artery.

Tributaries: Deltoid, pectoral, acromial, and clavicular branches.

Drainage: Deltoid, pectoral, acromial, and clavicular regions.

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Origin

Smaller veins unite to form the thoracoacromial vein. These include its deltoid, pectoral, acromial, and clavicular branches.

Course

The thoracoacromial vein forms at the superior end of the pectoralis minor muscle. It has a short course where it almost immediately unites with the axillary vein, at the level of the coracoid process of the scapula (Standring, 2016).

Tributaries

The thoracoacromial vein is formed by the union of the deltoid, pectoral, acromial, and clavicular branches.

Structures Drained

The thoracoacromial vein contributes to the venous drainage of the deltoid, pectoral, acromial, and clavicular regions.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limit ed.

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