Multiple Venous Variations of the Head and Neck- A Case Report

Aithal, Ashwini P and Kumar, Naveen and Nayak, Satheesha B and Patil, Jyothsna and Shetty, Surekha D (2014) Multiple Venous Variations of the Head and Neck- A Case Report. International journal of clinical and surgical advances, 2 (2). pp. 85-88.

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Variations in the formation and draining pattern of the veins of the head and neck are common. We report here a case where in the external jugular vein was absent, the retro mandibular vein was undivided and the facial vein joined the common trunk of retro mandibular vein to form a common venous channel which received the sub mental vein, a communication from anterior jugular vein and superior thyroid vein as tributaries. Finally, this common venous channel drained into the internal jugular vein. Knowledge of these venous variations is important to clinicians as they are used for various clinical procedures and also to the radiologists during their conventional radiological procedures like angioplasty and catheterization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External jugular vein; Retro mandibular vein; Facial vein; Common venous channel; Internal jugular vein
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2014 04:30

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