Anatomical relationship between arteries and veins in the scapular region

Nobuaki Imanishi, Sadakazu Aiso, Hideo Nakajima

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Veins in the scapular region were investigated in five fresh cadavers, in which radiopaque materials were injected into both the arterial and the venous systems, to determine their locational relationship to the arteries. This radiographic technique is very useful for comparing veins and arteries. Many veins not accompanying arteries were observed, and veins in the skin and subcutaneous tissue were considered to consist of venae comitantes and non-venae-comitantes. The non-venae-comitantes formed a mainly polygonal venous network in the skin layer, and large communicating veins connected the venous network to the scapular or parascapular veins. These veins played a role in the drainage of venous blood that had perfused the dermis and, in this sense, they should be named cutaneous veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angiogram
  • Circumflex-scapular artery
  • Circumflex-scapular vein
  • Cutaneous vein
  • Venae comitantes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Anatomical relationship between arteries and veins in the scapular region. / Imanishi, Nobuaki; Aiso, Sadakazu; Nakajima, Hideo.

In: British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 54, No. 5, 01.01.2001, p. 419-422.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3de321f22c974445abd5c1c349b433ea,
title = "Anatomical relationship between arteries and veins in the scapular region",
abstract = "Veins in the scapular region were investigated in five fresh cadavers, in which radiopaque materials were injected into both the arterial and the venous systems, to determine their locational relationship to the arteries. This radiographic technique is very useful for comparing veins and arteries. Many veins not accompanying arteries were observed, and veins in the skin and subcutaneous tissue were considered to consist of venae comitantes and non-venae-comitantes. The non-venae-comitantes formed a mainly polygonal venous network in the skin layer, and large communicating veins connected the venous network to the scapular or parascapular veins. These veins played a role in the drainage of venous blood that had perfused the dermis and, in this sense, they should be named cutaneous veins.",
keywords = "Angiogram, Circumflex-scapular artery, Circumflex-scapular vein, Cutaneous vein, Venae comitantes",
author = "Nobuaki Imanishi and Sadakazu Aiso and Hideo Nakajima",
year = "2001",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1054/bjps.2001.3606",
language = "English",
volume = "54",
pages = "419--422",
journal = "Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery",
issn = "1748-6815",
publisher = "Churchill Livingstone",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Anatomical relationship between arteries and veins in the scapular region

AU - Imanishi, Nobuaki

AU - Aiso, Sadakazu

AU - Nakajima, Hideo

PY - 2001/1/1

Y1 - 2001/1/1

N2 - Veins in the scapular region were investigated in five fresh cadavers, in which radiopaque materials were injected into both the arterial and the venous systems, to determine their locational relationship to the arteries. This radiographic technique is very useful for comparing veins and arteries. Many veins not accompanying arteries were observed, and veins in the skin and subcutaneous tissue were considered to consist of venae comitantes and non-venae-comitantes. The non-venae-comitantes formed a mainly polygonal venous network in the skin layer, and large communicating veins connected the venous network to the scapular or parascapular veins. These veins played a role in the drainage of venous blood that had perfused the dermis and, in this sense, they should be named cutaneous veins.

AB - Veins in the scapular region were investigated in five fresh cadavers, in which radiopaque materials were injected into both the arterial and the venous systems, to determine their locational relationship to the arteries. This radiographic technique is very useful for comparing veins and arteries. Many veins not accompanying arteries were observed, and veins in the skin and subcutaneous tissue were considered to consist of venae comitantes and non-venae-comitantes. The non-venae-comitantes formed a mainly polygonal venous network in the skin layer, and large communicating veins connected the venous network to the scapular or parascapular veins. These veins played a role in the drainage of venous blood that had perfused the dermis and, in this sense, they should be named cutaneous veins.

KW - Angiogram

KW - Circumflex-scapular artery

KW - Circumflex-scapular vein

KW - Cutaneous vein

KW - Venae comitantes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034939910&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034939910&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1054/bjps.2001.3606

DO - 10.1054/bjps.2001.3606

M3 - Article

C2 - 11428774

AN - SCOPUS:0034939910

VL - 54

SP - 419

EP - 422

JO - Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

JF - Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

SN - 1748-6815

IS - 5

ER -