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]

cephalic vein

one of the four superficial veins of the upper limb. It receives deoxygenated blood from the dorsal and palmar surfaces of the forearm. Compare basilic vein, dorsal digital vein, median antebrachial vein.

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.

cephalic

pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.

cephalic index
the width of the skull divided by the length. Sometimes expressed as 100 times the breadth divided by the length.
cephalic vein
the vein on the cranial aspect of the forearm of most domestic mammals; much favored for intravenous injection in dogs; see Table 15.
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A simple modification such as reversing the ends of the venous hood of anastomosis between the artery and cephalic vein as described in the study will be useful to millions of dialysis patients.
In the present case, it seems that in the early embryonic life, the principle cephalic vein has disappeared and different venous spaces have been formed normally.
Transverse incision was made in antecubital fossa to expose Brachial artery, Basalic and Cephalic vein and vertical incision was made at forearm for Radial artery and Cephalic vein.
1) In 1966 Brescia, Cimino, and Hurlwith surgically created fistulae between cephalic vein and radial artery at the wrist.
An angiogram of the sheath revealed an AVF between the right radial artery and the adjacent vein opening up to the cephalic vein (Fig.
Blood sample was collected aseptically from the cephalic vein in a vial containing [Na.
The radial artery had normal course in the forearm till the junction between upper two third and lower one third where it turned dorsally and reached the anatomical snuff box and ran superficial to the abductor pollicis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis and extensor carpi radialis longus along the cephalic vein medially and superficial branch of radial nerve laterally (fig.
Besides cephalic vein cut-down technique, extrathoracic axillary vein puncture is currently suggested as an alternative technique for venous access to avoid crush injury.
Vein mapping demonstrated a left upper arm cephalic vein of 2.
Furthermore, blood transfusion was done where 200 ml of whole blood from a three years old healthy male Mongrel pet dog of same owner was collected from cephalic veins in commercially available sterile CPDA blood bag (Fig.