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The Brachiocephalic vein is also known as the The Brachiocephalic vein is also known as the innominate vein, the left and right brachiocephalic veins in the upper chest are formed by the union of each corresponding jugular vein and subclavian vein. These great vessels merge to form the superior vena cava. Categories: Stub | Veins ... innominate vein, the left and right brachiocephalic veins in the upper chest are formed by the union of each corresponding External and internal jugular veins bring deoxygenated blood from head region back to heart. Categories: Stub ... jugular vein and subclavian vein. These great vessels merge to form the The superior vena cava (also known as the anterior vena cava) is formed by the union of the left and right brachiocephalic veins (the innominate veins) and terminates in the right atrium of the heart. It drains the superior part of the body and is one of the two largest... superior vena cava. The brachiocephalic veins are the major veins returning blood to the superior The superior and inferior venae cavae are the veins that return the blood from the body into the heart. They both empty into the right atrium. The inferior vena cava travels up alongside the abdominal aorta with blood from the lower part of the body. The superior vena cava is... vena cava.


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Chapter 24: Blood vessels, lymphatic drainage and nerves of the thorax (2996 words)
Each brachiocephalic vein is formed by the confluence of the subclavian and internal jugular veins behind the corresponding sternoclavicular joint.
The veins in the vertebral plexus are valveless: blood may flow in either direction, and pressure in them is reflected in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Veins of the thoracic wall (such as the thoraco-epigastric veins, which are superficially placed) connect the superior and inferior venae cavae and can provide a collateral circulation in obstruction of one of the venae cavae.
The Heart, (1451 words)
From its origin in the arch of the aorta, the brachiocephalic trunk lies anterior to the trachea and posterior to the brachiocephalic vein.
It begins at the jugular foramen in the posterior cranial fossa, and descends in the carotid sheath with the common carotid artery and vagus nerve (the vein is lateral, artery medial and nerve posterior).
The left brachiocephalic vein receives the thoracic duct (which receives lymph from the remainder of the body) at the junction of the left subclavian vein and left internal jugular vein.
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