cephalic vein


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Related to cephalic vein: brachial vein, axillary vein, basilic vein

cephalic vein

[sə′fal·ik ′vān]
(anatomy)
A superficial vein located on the lateral side of the arm which drains blood from the radial side of the hand and forearm into the axillary vein.
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Venography of the left cephalic vein was performed, confirming extravasation into a pseudoaneurysm (Figure 2).
A human blood sample (1 mL) was collected from the cephalic vein and centrifuged at 4000g for 10 min at 4 [degrees]C.
Eight carotid arteries were reconstructed using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, one using the cephalic vein, and one using the greater saphenous vein.
During surgery, all patients had a radiocephalic fistula construction with a termino-lateral implantation of the cephalic vein on the radial artery, at the lateral aspect of the forearm.