brachiocephalic vein

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Synonyms for brachiocephalic vein

veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins

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Possible radiographic catheter tip positions were divided according to Figure 1 into eight zones--(1) right atrium, (2) caudal third of SCV, (3) cranial two thirds of SCV or brachiocephalic veins, (4) intrathoracic part of right subclavian vein, (5) intrathoracic part of left subclavian vein, (6) right internal jugular vein, (7) left internal jugular vein and (8) other position.
1 IJV=internal jugular vein, SV=subclavian vein, EJV=external jugular vein, 1=right atrium, 2=caudal third of superior caval vein, 3=cranial two thirds of superior caval or brachiocephalic vein, 4=intrathoracic part of right SV, 5=intrathoracic part of left SV, 6=right UV, 7=left IJV, 8=other position.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest performed with and without gadolinium revealed a mass involving the SVC and bilateral brachiocephalic veins along with expansion of the involved vessels.