Median antebrachial vein

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median antebrachial vein

It begins at the base of the dorsum of the thumb, curves around the radial side, ascends the middle of the forearm, and just below the bend of the elbow divides into the intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins; sometimes it divides lower down, one branch going to the basilic vein, the other to the intermediate vein of the elbow.

Synonym: vena intermedia antebrachii, intermediate antebrachial vein, intermediate vein of forearm, median vein of forearm, vena mediana antebrachii.