Pericardiacophrenic veins

Pericardiacophrenic veins are the vena comitans of the pericardiacophrenic arteries. Pericardiacophrenic vessels accompany the phrenic nerve in the Middle Mediastinum of the Thorax. The artery is a branch of the internal thoracic artery. The vein drains into the internal thoracic(or brachiocephalic)vein.[1]

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


  1. Moore, Keith L.; Dalley, Arthur F. (17 June 1999). "Clinically Oriented Anatomy". Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via Google Books.

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