dorsal metacarpal vein

dorsal metacarpal vein

n.
Any of three veins on the back of the hand, draining from the four fingers into the dorsal venous network of the hand.
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Venous drainage of the hypothenar region is provided through three separate systems, namely, superficial palmar veins, digital artery concomitant vein, and dorsal metacarpal veins.[4] Ideally, we support including two of these three systems in the flap during flap elevation.

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