Supreme intercostal vein
The supreme intercostal vein (highest intercostal vein) is a paired vein that drains the first intercostal space on its corresponding side.
|Supreme intercostal vein|
|Drains to||brachiocephalic vein|
|Latin||vena intercostalis suprema|
This vein does not have valves, this is an important point when it comes to spread of cancerous secondaries.