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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Veins: Head, Neck, and Thorax: Supreme (Superior) Intercostal Vein

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

Supreme (Superior) Intercostal Vein

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


The supreme intercostal may drain into the azygos on the right side and the hemiazygos on the left.

References

Grzybiak, M., Szostakiewicz-Sawicka, H. and A. Treder. (1975) Remarks on pathways of drainage from the left upper intercostal spaces in man. Folia Morphol., Warsaw 34:301-313.

See also general references cited for the Internal Jugular Vein.

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