Anterior cardinal vein

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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.
LatinVenae precardinalis
Gray'ssubject #135 520
Carnegie stage13
CodeTE E5.

The precardinal veins or anterior cardinal 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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.