BASILIC VEIN

 

ORIGIN:  Begins at the ulnar part of the dorsal venous arch.  

COURSE/DRAINAGE: Ascends from the ulnar border of the hand on the posterior surface of the medial aspect of forearm. It begins a slight inclination towards the anterior aspect of the forearm just below the elbow. It then  crosses the anterior aspect of the cubital fossa on the ulnar side as part of the roof of that fossa.  It runs upward, medial to the biceps brachii to reach the level of the coracobrachialis insertion where it pierces the deep fascia to run on the medial side of the brachial artery. At the level of the lower border of teres major, it becomes the axillary vein, still accompanying the artery, which also becomes the axillary artery.

TRIBUTARIES:

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Median vein of forearm.

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Median cubital vein.

       

      

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