Basilic Vein

VESSEL PATHWAY

The basilic vein joins the brachial vein to form the axillary vein.

Basilic Vein → Axillary Vein → Subclavian VeinBrachiocephalic Vein → Superior Vena Cava → Right Atrium

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CAUSES OF INJURY

 

CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF INJURY

 

OTHER INFO

Site of venous access:

The basilic vein is a very common site of gaining venous access into a patient. It is used commonly for placing PICC lines and various other endovascular procedures.

 

 

Page updated: 08.21.2016