Palmar digital veins

Palmar digital veins

The superficial veins of the upper extremity. (Palmar digital veins not labeled but visible at bottom.)

Palm of left hand, showing position of skin creases and bones, and surface markings for the volar arches. (Palmar digital veins not visible, but diagram shows location of corresponding arteries.)
Drains to intercapitular veins, superficial palmar venous arch
Artery common palmar digital arteries, proper palmar digital arteries
Latin venae digitales palmares
TA A12.3.08.027
FMA 70895

Anatomical terminology

The palmar digital veins (or volar digital veins) on each finger are connected to the dorsal digital veins by oblique intercapitular veins.

Some sources distinguish between the "proper palmar digital veins", which are more distal, and the "common palmar digital veins", which are more proximal.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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