Thoracoepigastric vein

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 12 Dec 2021

The thoracoepigastric vein provides a communication between the superficial epigastric vein and the lateral thoracic vein as it ascends superficially on the anterolateral chest and abdominal wall. It, therefore, drains into both the superior vena cava (SVC) via the axillary vein and the inferior vena cava (IVC) via the femoral vein

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