Pericardiophrenic vein

Pericardiophrenic veins, also known as pericardiacophrenic veins, are the veins that accompany the pericardiophrenic artery and phrenic nerve along either side of the middle mediastinum. They drain tributaries from the superior diaphragm and pericardium, usually terminating in the floor of the respective brachiocephalic vein, but also possibly joining a smaller branch such as the internal thoracic vein.

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Article information

rID: 72883
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • pericardiacophrenic vein
  • vena pericardiacophrenica

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