Anatomy Atlases(tm) : A digital library of anatomy information

Home | About | FAQ | Reviews | Search

Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Veins: Head, Neck, and Thorax: Cephalic Vein

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Veins: Head, Neck, and Thorax

Cephalic Vein

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


This vein is occasionally accompanied by an accessory cephalic vein.

The cephalic vein may be small or absent.

The delto-pectoral portion of the cephalic vein was dissected 263 times (189 times in surgery and 74 times on cadavers. In 8 of 10 cases the vein was large enough to admit a 3-4 mm catheter. In 2 of 10 cases the vein was either absent or too small to admit the catheter.

Image 199, Image 452


References

Giovanardi, -. (1879) Anomalia della vena cefalica. Spallanzani 8:70-71.

Le Saout, J., Vallee, B., Person, H. Doutriaux, M. Blanc, J. et N. Huu. (1983) Bases anatomiques de l'utilisation chirurgicale de la veine céphalique (V. Cephalica). J. Chir. (Paris) 120 (No. 2):131-134.

Stocquart, A. (1892) Sur un cas d'absence bilatérale de la veine céphalique du bras, chez l'homme. Internat. Monatsschrift für Anatomie und Physiologie 9:389-393.

See also general references cited for the Internal Jugular Vein.

Section Top | Title Page


Home | About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us | Search

Anatomy Atlases is curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D.

Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.

All contents copyright © 1995-2017 the Author(s) and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. All rights reserved.

"Anatomy Atlases", the Anatomy Atlases logo, and "A digital library of anatomy information" are all Trademarks of Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Anatomy Atlases is funded in whole by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.

The information contained in Anatomy Atlases is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

URL: http://www.anatomyatlases.org/