Vertebral Vein

The Vertebral vein is formed by contributions from the suboccipital venous plexus, the occipital vein, vertebral venous plexus, and small veins of the neck muscles. The vertebral vein may or may not accompany the vertebral artery through the transverse foramina of the cervical vertebrae. It most commonly exits the transverse process of C6 and courses as a conspicuous vessel into the brachiocephalic vein.