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Fig. 197. Diagrams to illustrate the transformation of the pre-, post-, sub-, and supracardinal veins

(adapted after Huntington and McClure)

A, 6 mm; B, 10 mm; C,15 mm, D, 18 mm.

The true precardinals communicate during the eighth week by a transverse venous channel which carries the blood from the left side of the head into the right vein (Fig. 197 D). As a result, the left precardinal soon loses its connection with the common cardinal on the same side and degenerates (E). The stump of the left common cardinal comprises the inconstant oblique vein of the left atrium: it also joins with the transverse sinus venosus in forming the coronary sinus. The right common cardinal and the right precardinal, as far as its cross anatomosis, become the superior vena cava. The anatomosis itself forms the left innominate vein, while that portion of the right precardinal between the anastomosis and the right subclavian vein is known as the right innominate. The distal segments of the precardinals become the internal jugular veins of the adult, whereas the external jugular and subclavian veins are vessels which develop somewhat later (C-E).

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14:30, 23 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:30, 23 October 20161,992 × 2,835 (521 KB)Z8600021 (talk | contribs)==Fig. I97. Diagrams to illustrate the transformation of the pre-, post-, sub-, and supracardinal veins== (adapted after Huntington and McClure) A, 6 mm.; B, 10 mm.; , 15 mm., D, 18 mm. {{Arey1924 Footer}} Category:Cardiovascular