basilic vein


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basilic vein

[bə′sil·ik ′vān]
(anatomy)
The large superficial vein of the arm on the medial side of the biceps brachii muscle.
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In the lower third, this tendon was transiting medially, taking relation with the deep aspect of the basilic vein and the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve, applied to the medial head of the brachial triceps muscle.
Due to which, as a secondary option the basilic vein transposition (BVT) is recommended in these patients3.
Basilic vein transposition versus biosynthetic prosthesis as vascular access for hemodialysis.
The surgical procedure was aimed at surfacing the basilic vein. The patient was told to follow his regular treatment and to lead a normal life-style in the week before the surgical procedure so that the values of the blood pressure could be within the normal range.
The cephalic and basilic veins are also located in the forearm and upper arms; however, they may be more difficult to palpate due to their location deep within surrounding muscles and proximity to bone structures (Alexander & Corrigan, 2004).This specific knowledge of vein placement is only a portion of the advanced education and technical experience necessary for nurses to be adequately equipped.
Of the 76 peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines placed in the basilic vein, 35.5% migrated inferiorly and medially (mean 1.48 cm), 14.5% migrated laterally (mean 1.74 cm), and 50% did not change position.
The next week the patient returned to the emergency department with erythematous nodules along his right basilic vein and recurrent ascending lymphadenitis.
(2005) examined conversion of catheter-dependent patients to vascular access and reported that the basilic vein in the upper arm was commonly patent, even in patients with multiple failed vascular accesses.
Veins left to work with are small and not a phlebotomist's first choice: the basilic vein or hand veins.
Every patient has only four superficial upper extremity veins, the cephalic and the basilic vein in each arm.
During the course of hospitalization, he also developed mild steroid induced gastritis, suspected ventilator associated pneumonia (treated empirically with linezolid and piperacillin/tazobactam for 7 days), worsening elevation of liver enzymes secondary to propofol use, and right basilic vein thrombosis owing to presence of intervenous lines.
Initially, many anaesthetists used peripheral sites such as the antecubital median basilic vein, the external jugular or femoral vein for cannulation.