Pericardiacophrenic veins
The thoracic aorta, viewed from the left side. (Pericardiacophrenic veins not labeled, but pericardiacophrenic artery labeled at center left.)
Details
Drains tobrachiocephalic vein
Arterypericardiacophrenic artery
Identifiers
Latinvenae pericardiacophrenicae
TA98A12.3.04.007
TA24775
FMA70830
Anatomical terminology

Pericardiacophrenic veins are the vena comitans of the pericardiacophrenic arteries. Pericardiacophrenic vessels accompany the phrenic nerve in the middle mediastinum of the thorax. The vein drains into the internal thoracic vein, or brachiocephalic vein.[1]

References

  1. ^ Moore, Keith L.; Dalley, Arthur F. (17 June 1999). Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 120 – via Internet Archive. pericardiacophrenic vein drain into?.