Median antebrachial vein

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 8 Dec 2021

The median antebrachial vein is a superficial vein of the anterior forearm that drains the superficial structures of the forearm and wrist between the basilic and cephalic veins. It ascends to the cubital fossa where it usually drains into the median cephalic and median basilic veins (collectively the median cubital vein) in an inverted Y-shaped configuration.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: superficial veins of the upper limb (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 2: cubital fossa (diagram)
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  • Figure 3: superficial veins of the elbow (Gray's illustration)
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