Superior phrenic vein

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Vein: Superior phrenic vein
Latin venae phrenicae superiores
Gray's subject #172 666
Drains from    thoracic diaphragm
Drains to azygos vein
hemiazygos vein
Artery superior phrenic artery
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The superior phrenic vein, i.e., the vein accompanying the pericardiacophrenic artery, usually opens into the internal mammary vein.

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