left superior intercostal vein
Definition: the vein formed by the union of the left second, third, and fourth intercostal veins; it passes forward across the arch of the aorta to empty into the left brachiocephalic vein and frequently communicates also with the accessory hemiazygos vein.
Synonym(s): vena intercostalis superior sinistraTA
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