cephalic vein


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ce·phal·ic vein

[TA]
subcutaneous vein that arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous network of the hand, passes upward anterior to the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
Synonym(s): vena cephalica [TA]

ce·phal·ic vein

(sĕ-fal'ik vān) [TA]
Arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous rete of the hand, passes upward in front of the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
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In a previous study [7], two out of thirty-seven (5.4%) cases had cephalic vein crossed anteriorly and above the lateral third of the clavicle and terminated in the neck by draining directly into the external jugular vein.
In this study, we performed a cDNA microarray analysis and compared segments of the venous walls of overflow AV fistulas from 6 hemodialysis patients with the normal cephalic veins of 4 other hemodialysis patients to determine whether there was any difference in their gene expression patterns.
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.
The characteristic on exam is a knotty, red, ropey painful structure correlating to the course of the basilic or cephalic vein. This review is helpful to me; it reinforces that the patients I see with symptoms in the thigh need closer follow-up and more aggressive therapy with anticoagulation, no matter what the Doppler shows.
The cephalic vein of the left arm and the basilic vein of the right arm were also tender and indurated.
The cephalic vein lies on the lateral or outside aspect of the arm and provides the second choice if the patient's medial vein is inaccessible in either arm.
After obtaining the saliva samples, 1-mL blood samples were obtained through an intravenous catheter from the cephalic vein in the cubital fossa.
Using a 23 gauge needle and drawing from the cephalic vein
In the Abstract, the text reading "In this report, we describe a case of an anomalous cephalic vein with a bifid course of terminations on both left and right upper limbs which has not been described by previous literature" should be corrected as "In this report, we describe a case of an anomalous cephalic vein with a bifid course of terminations on both left and right upper limbs which has not been described by the previous literature."