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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 121–129 | Cite as

Morphologic and functional anatomy of the subclavian veins

  • S Calen
  • X Pommereau
  • AM Gbikpi-Benissan
  • J Videau
Original Articles

Summary

50 jugulo-subclavian venous junctions were removed to study the endovenous structures of the subclavian vein and of this junction. The diameter of the subclavian vein is always less than that of the internal jugular vein. Valvules were constantly found, whereas endovenous structures such as those found in the ilio-caval junctions were very rare. In view of these findings, these structures may be regarded as of embryologic origin.

Key words

Subclavian veins Valvules Endovenous structures 

Anatomie morphologique et fonctionnelle des veines sub-clavières

Résumé

50 carrefours veineux jugulo-sub-claviers ont été prélevés pour étudier les formations endoveineuses de la veine sub-clavière et de ce carrefour. Le diamètre de la veine sub-clavière est toujours inférieur à celui de la veine jugulaire interne. Des valvules ont été trouvées de façon constante, alors que des formations endoveineuses, telles que celles que l'on trouve dans les carrefours ilio-caves, sont très rares. Ces résultats permettent de considérer ces formations comme d'origine embryologique.

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S Calen
    • 1
  • X Pommereau
    • 1
  • AM Gbikpi-Benissan
    • 1
  • J Videau
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Anatomie Médico-Chirurgicale et de Technique Chirurgicale, UER de Sciences Médicales IIIUniversité de Bordeaux-IIBordeaux CedexFrance

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