Anterior cardinal vein

The anterior cardinal veins (precardinal veins) contribute to the formation of the internal jugular veins and together with the common cardinal vein form the superior vena cava. In an anastomosis by anterior cardinal veins, the left brachiocephalic vein is produced.

Anterior cardinal vein
Scheme of arrangement of parietal veins
Human embryo with heart and anterior body-wall removed to show the sinus venosus and its tributaries.
Carnegie stage13
Gives rise toInternal jugular veins and Superior vena cava
SystemCardiovascular system
LatinVenae precardinalis
Anatomical terminology

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