deltopectoral groove


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deltopectoral groove

A depression (palpable through the skin) at the boundary of the deltoid, pectoralis major, and biceps brachii muscles. The cephalic vein, running superficially up the arm, dives beneath the muscles through this groove to empty into the axillary vein.
See also: groove
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However, in this case study the cephalic vein was terminated by dividing into two in the deltopectoral groove. The large branch of cephalic on each limb crossed the anterior lateral 1/3 of the clavicle to drain into external jugular vein 1 cm above the clavicle.