The internal thoracic veins are venae comitantes of each internal thoracic artery draining the territory supplied by it and usually unite opposite the third costal cartilage. This single vein enters the corresponding brachiocephalic vein. We present a variation of right internal mammary vein draining into superior vena cava in a 45-year-old male cadaver. Likely development and clinical significance of the vein are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Jornal Vascular Brasileiro|
|Publication status||Published - 01-03-2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine