Internal thoracic vein draining into the extrapericardial part of the superior vena cava: A case report

Venkata Ramana Vollala, Narendra Pamidi, Bhagath Kumar Potu

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The internal thoracic veins are venae comitantes of each internal thoracic artery draining the territory supplied by it and usually unite opposite the third costal cartilage. This single vein enters the corresponding brachiocephalic vein. We present a variation of right internal mammary vein draining into superior vena cava in a 45-year-old male cadaver. Likely development and clinical significance of the vein are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalJornal Vascular Brasileiro
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Brachiocephalic vein
  • Cadaver
  • Internal thoracic vein
  • Superior vena cava

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