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posterior circumflex humeral vein


Definition: vein accompanying the artery of the same name, passing posterior to the surgical neck of the humerus and then anteriorly through the quadrangular space to enter the axillary vein in the axillary fossa.

Synonym(s): vena circumflexa humeri posteriorTA

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