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Venous Anatomy
T. Gregory Walker, MD, FSIR
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UPPER EXTREMITY VENOUS ANATOMY

  • Upper Extremity Superficial Veins

    • Upper Extremity Deep Veins

      CERVICOTHORACIC VENOUS ANATOMY

      • Cervical Veins

        • Thoracic Veins

          LOWER EXTREMITY VENOUS ANATOMY

          • Lower Extremity Superficial Veins

            • Lower Extremity Deep Veins

              • Lower Extremity Perforator Veins

                ABDOMINAL & PELVIC VENOUS ANATOMY

                • Systemic Abdominal and Pelvic Veins

                  • Portal Venous System

                    VARIANT VENOUS ANATOMY

                    • Superior Vena Cava and Tributaries

                      • Inferior Vena Cava and Tributaries

                        Selected References

                        1. Bannon MP et al: Anatomic considerations for central venous cannulation. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 4:27-39, 2011
                        2. Innasimuthu AL et al: Persistent left-sided superior vena cava--a pacing challenge. Acute Card Care. 9(4):252, 2007
                        3. Salik E et al: Three-dimensional anatomy of the left central veins: implications for dialysis catheter placement. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 18(3):361-4, 2007
                        4. Barberini F et al: The thigh extension of the small saphenous vein: a hypothesis about its significance, based on morphological, embryological and anatomo-comparative reports. Ital J Anat Embryol. 111(4):187-98, 2006
                        5. Mullarky RE: Anatomy of the great saphenous vein in the thigh. Northwest Med. 65(10):839-42, 1966
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                        UPPER EXTREMITY VENOUS ANATOMY

                        • Upper Extremity Superficial Veins

                          • Upper Extremity Deep Veins

                            CERVICOTHORACIC VENOUS ANATOMY

                            • Cervical Veins

                              • Thoracic Veins

                                LOWER EXTREMITY VENOUS ANATOMY

                                • Lower Extremity Superficial Veins

                                  • Lower Extremity Deep Veins

                                    • Lower Extremity Perforator Veins

                                      ABDOMINAL & PELVIC VENOUS ANATOMY

                                      • Systemic Abdominal and Pelvic Veins

                                        • Portal Venous System

                                          VARIANT VENOUS ANATOMY

                                          • Superior Vena Cava and Tributaries

                                            • Inferior Vena Cava and Tributaries

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Bannon MP et al: Anatomic considerations for central venous cannulation. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 4:27-39, 2011
                                              2. Innasimuthu AL et al: Persistent left-sided superior vena cava--a pacing challenge. Acute Card Care. 9(4):252, 2007
                                              3. Salik E et al: Three-dimensional anatomy of the left central veins: implications for dialysis catheter placement. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 18(3):361-4, 2007
                                              4. Barberini F et al: The thigh extension of the small saphenous vein: a hypothesis about its significance, based on morphological, embryological and anatomo-comparative reports. Ital J Anat Embryol. 111(4):187-98, 2006
                                              5. Mullarky RE: Anatomy of the great saphenous vein in the thigh. Northwest Med. 65(10):839-42, 1966