axillary vein


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ax·il·lar·y vein

[TA]
a continuation of the basilic and brachial veins running from the lower border of the teres major muscle to the outer border of the first rib where it becomes the subclavian vein.
Synonym(s): vena axillaris [TA]

axillary vein

one of a pair of veins of the upper limb that becomes the subclavian vein at the outer border of the first rib. It receives deoxygenated blood from the venous tributaries. Compare subclavian vein.

ax·il·lar·y vein

(ak'sil-ār-ē vān) [TA]
A continuation of the basilic and brachial veins running from the lower border of the teres major muscle to the outer border of the first rib where it becomes the subclavian vein.
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axillary vein

The continuation of the basilic vein in the upper arm; it accompanies the axillary artery and becomes the subclavian vein at the lateral border of the first rib. Tributaries of the axillary vein include the brachial, the cephalic, and the subscapular veins.
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See also: vein
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According to a computer-generated randomization list, patients were randomized to the optimized axillary vein puncture group or the conventional subclavian vein puncture group at a ratio of 1:1 using an 8-sized block.
They also performed external venolysis of the subclavian vein on all patients, excising all scar tissue from the axillary vein to the subclavian-jugular-innominate vein junction.
Safety and effectiveness of placement of pacemaker and defibrillator leads in the axillary vein guided by contrast venography.
The position of the axillary vein was variable and often two easily compressible venous structures were identified.
He performed the graft placement attaching the graft to the axillary artery and the axillary vein in the anterior chest wall on two patients.
In one case, axillary vein was catheterised which was confirmed by chest X-ray.
Percutaneous duplex-directed intrasac thrombin injection with balloon occlusion of the adjacent axillary vein proved unsuccessful.
13) Pressure by the muscle during contraction can cause axillary vein entrapment, lymphatic compression with subsequent venous thrombosis or lymphoedema.
This slip of muscle fibre after taking origin from anterior border of latissimus dorsi, coursed upward superficial to axillary vein and brachial plexus branches inserted into the undersurface of pectoralis major muscle[Figure 1] The length of the band was measured to be 7.
Upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis after central venous catheterization via the axillary vein.
The axillary artery and the axillary vein, along with the fascia of the triceps arm muscle, served as anatomic landmarks.