Median antebrachial vein

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.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 55341
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • median antebrachial veins

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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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