internal mammary vein


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Related to internal mammary vein: brachiocephalic vein, cephalic vein, Internal mammary artery

internal mammary vein

The vein accompanying the internal mammary artery.
Synonym: mammary vein
See also: vein
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Very few reports exist of the placement of a port through internal mammary veins [11, 12].
The internal mammary vein originates from the brachiocephalic vein.
The first is through the peritoneum; the second is through the axillary, inguinal and paraaortic lymph nodes; the third is venous, spread through the anastomoses between the umbilical veins and the epigastric, lateral thoracic or internal mammary veins. Additionally, a venous spread can be through the anastomoses between the umbilical veins and the portal vein, if there is hepatopathy.

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