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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Among the many factors development of kink in the cephalic vein at the site of the anastomosis is one such factor resulting in reduced flow and failure of the anastomosis.
CHICAGO -- A full 45% of all peripherally inserted central catheter lines placed in the basilic or cephalic veins migrated 24 hours after insertion in a retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive lines placed in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Catheters placed in the cephalic vein are most likely to be disturbed by the animal.
External jugular vein cutdown approach, as a useful alternative, supports the choice of the cephalic vein for totally implantable access device placement.
A human blood sample (1 mL) was collected from the cephalic vein and centrifuged at 4000g for 10 min at 4 [degrees]C.
Simultaneously, a small cranial tributary of the primitive cephalic vein in the arm at stage 6 has grown larger in the differentiating tissues of the neck and joins the jugulo cephalic vein which is crani dorsal to the cartilaginous clavicle, which is now surrounded by a venous ring.
1 To overcome this problem Brescia, Cimino, and Hurlwith made surgically created fistulae between cephalic vein and radial artery at the wrist.
Radial nerve compression by a large cephalic vein aneurysm: case report.
7%), the cephalic vein (VC) is divided in the intermediate basilic vein (VIB) and intermediate cephalic vein (VIC), joining thebasilic vein (VB)and accessory cephalic vein (VCA) respectively.
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.
The thin profile and smooth sliding characteristics made cephalic vein implantation very easy.