basilic vein


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ba·sil·ic vein

[TA]
arises from the ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand; it curves around the medial side of the forearm (as the basilic vein of forearm), communicates with the cephalic vein via the median cubital vein, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.
Synonym(s): vena basilica [TA]

basilic vein

The large superficial vein of the arm which drains the hand and arm, and courses medial to the biceps brachii muscle.

Origin
Medial/ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand.

Joining veins
Cephalic vein at cubital fossa, brachial veins at inferior border of teres major muscle.

End
Axillary vein.

ba·sil·ic vein

(bă-sil'ik vān)
Arises from the ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand; it curves around the medial side of the forearm, communicates with the cephalic vein through the median cubital vein, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.
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All the patients underwent surgery for Brachiobasilic AVF, in which a 3-cm horizontal incision was made in antecubital fossa to expose the brachial artery and basilic vein to make an end to side Brachiobasilic AVF under local anesthesia.
Superior maturation and patency of primary brachiocephalic and transposed basilic vein arteriovenous fstulae in patients with diabetes.
The patient who experienced primary failure is being assessed for surgical suitability for a basilic vein transposition procedure (two previous AV access failures and a history of central stenosis), and the second patient is being assessed for a transposed basilic vein fistula, pending investigation of hypercoagulability (two previous AV access failures).
Utility of basilic vein transposition for dialysis access.
The basilic vein was identified as a more superficial compressible vascular structure lateral to the deep brachial vessels.
The Basilic vein was identified and dissected, then side tributaries were ligated, and it was mobilized from its bed.
The "Other" category includes several forearm basilic vein transposition AV fistulas.
The cephalic vein of the left arm and the basilic vein of the right arm were also tender and indurated.
Additionally, effects of venipuncture location (basilic vein versus jugular vein) were evaluated in male boat-tailed grackles sampled promptly after capture and banding.
An illustration in the standard showing the location of the nerves and brachial artery reinforces the importance of selecting the basilic vein only when the safer median and cephalic veins cannot be found.
Transposed Brachial Basilic Vein Fistula--A fistula created by moving the deep basilic vein to a more superficial location and then connecting it to the brachial artery to create a vascular access for hemodialysis.