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Encyclopedia > Retromandibular vein
Vein: Posterior facial vein
Veins of the head and neck. (Post. facial visible at center.)
Dissection, showing salivary glands of right side. (Post. facial vein visible at bottom center.)
Latin vena retromandibularis, vena facialis posterior
Gray's subject #167 646
Drains to external jugular vein
Artery facial artery
Dorlands/Elsevier v_05/12851638

The retromandibular vein (temporomaxillary vein, posterior facial vein), formed by the union of the superficial temporal and internal maxillary veins, descends in the substance of the parotid gland, superficial to the external carotid artery but beneath the facial nerve, between the ramus of the mandible and the Sternocleidomastoideus muscle. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The external and internal jugular veins are veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava. ... The facial artery (external maxillary artery in older texts) is a branch of the external carotid artery that supplies structures of the face. ... Elseviers logo. ... The maxillary artery (or internal maxillary artery in older texts) is an artery that supplies deep structures of the face. ... The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands. ... The carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck. ... The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ... Ramus can refer to: Petrus Ramus A portion of a bone, as in the Ramus mandibulæ This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with jaw. ... In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscles are muscles in the neck that act to flex and rotate the head. ...


It divides into two branches, an anterior, which passes forward and unites with the anterior facial vein to form the common facial vein and a posterior, which is joined by the posterior auricular vein and becomes the external jugular vein. The anterior facial vein (facial vein) commences at the side of the root of the nose, and is a direct continuation of the angular vein. ... The anterior facial vein unites with the posterior facial vein to form the common facial vein, which crosses the external carotid artery and enters the internal jugular vein at a variable point below the hyoid bone. ... The posterior auricular vein begins upon the side of the head, in a plexus which communicates with the tributaries of the occipital, and superficial temporal veins. ... The external and internal jugular veins are veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava. ...


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