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Outline of the Veins of the Back

  • Josef Rickenbacher
  • Alex M. Landolt
  • Karl Theiler
  • Heinrich Scheier
  • Jean Siegfried
  • Franz J. Wagenhäuser
  • R. R. Wilson
  • D. P. Winstanley

Abstract

The venous drainage of the back can be divided into three outflow territories corresponding to the three major inflow territories of its arterial supply. Blood from the nuchal and shoulder regions drains into the right and left innominate veins (V. brachiocephalica). The thoracolumbar area is drained by the azygos vein and the lumbosacral area by the iliac veins. Longitudinal and transverse connexions between these territories are even more abundant on the venous side than on the arterial. Taken as a whole, they form a broad pathway between the superior and inferior venae cavae (Fig. 118).

Keywords

External Jugular Vein Azygos Vein Common Iliac Vein Lumbar Vein Vertebral Vein 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Rickenbacher
    • 1
  • Alex M. Landolt
    • 2
  • Karl Theiler
    • 1
  • Heinrich Scheier
    • 3
  • Jean Siegfried
    • 2
  • Franz J. Wagenhäuser
    • 4
  • R. R. Wilson
    • 5
  • D. P. Winstanley
    • 6
  1. 1.Anatomisches Institut der UniversitätZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Universitätsspital, Neurochirurgische KlinikZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Klinik Wilhelm SchulthessZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Institut für physikalische TherapieUniversitätsspital, RheumaklinikZürichSwitzerland
  5. 5.Wollaton ParkNottinghamGreat Britain
  6. 6.Brentwood, EssexUK

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