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Encyclopedia > Venae cavae
Vein: Venae cavae
#3 is superior vena cava
#11 is inferior vena cava
Gray's subject #172
MeSH Venae+Cavae

The superior and inferior venae cavae are the veins that return de-oxygenated blood from the body into the heart. They both empty into the right atrium. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 595 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (957 × 965 pixel, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/png) Modified version by Dake of the original heart diagram by Wapcaplet. ... Superior vena cava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... In anatomy, the atrium (plural: atria) is the blood collection chamber of a heart. ...

The inferior vena cava (or posterior vena cava) travels up alongside the abdominal aorta with blood from the lower part of the body. This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ... The aorta (generally pronounced or ay-orta) is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ...

The superior vena cava (or anterior) is above the heart, and forms from a convergence of the left and right brachiocephalic veins that contain blood from the head and the arms. The vena cavae carry deoxygenated blood from the body to the right atrium of the heart. Superior vena cava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 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. ...

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A persistent left superior vena cava is the most common form of anomalous venous drainage involving the superior vena cava and represents persistence of the left horn of the embryonic sinus venosus, which normally involutes during normal development to become the coronary sinus.
Aneurysmal dilatation of the superior vena cava is recognized as being an acquired lesion of the heart and is rarely seen in children.
The persistent superior vena cava usually connects to the left upper corner of the left atrium between the attachment of the left atrial appendage and the left pulmonary veins.
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