A rare case of persistent jugulocephalic vein and its clinical implication

Prakashchandra Shetty, Satheesha B. Nayak, Rajesh Thangarajan, Melanie Rose D'Souza

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Abstract

Persistence of jugulocephalic vein is one of the extremely rare variations of the cephalic vein. Knowledge of such a variation is of utmost importance to orthopedic surgeons while treating the fractures of the clavicle, head and neck surgeons, during surgery of the lower part of neck, for cardiothoracic surgeons and radiologists during catheterization and cardiac device placement. We report the persistent jugulocephalic vein in an adult male cadaver, observed during the routine dissection classes. The right cephalic vein ascended upwards, superficial to the lateral part of the clavicle and terminated into the external jugular vein. It also gave a communicating branch to the axillary vein below the clavicle. We discuss the embryological and clinical importance of this rare variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Clavicle
Veins
Head
Neck
Axillary Vein
Jugular Veins
Cardiac Catheterization
Cadaver
Dissection
Equipment and Supplies
Surgeons

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cell Biology

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