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An unusually looped common facial vein associated with low formation of external jugular vein

Abhinitha, P and Kumar, Naveen and Rao, Mohandas KG and Nayak, Satheesha B and Ravindra, Swamy S and Aithal, Ashwini P and Patil, Jyothsna (2014) An unusually looped common facial vein associated with low formation of external jugular vein. International Journal of Clinical and Surgical Advances, 2 (3). pp. 37-41. ISSN 2321-9351

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Abstract

Aberrant venous pattern of the face and neck are quite common. During routine dissection of the left side of the neck in about 60 year old male cadaver, we observed the peculiarly looped course of the common facial vein in the submandibular region before its termination into the internal jugular vein. In addition, there was abnormally low formation of external jugular vein by the union of posterior division of retromandibular vein and the communicating venous channel from the anterior division of retromandibular vein about 2.5cm below the apex of parotid gland. The knowledge of various combination of variant venous pattern in the neck is important for clinical practitioners who perform venegraft during endarterectomy. Superficial veins of the neck are frequently chosen for cannulation during intravenous infusion or in monitoring the central venous pressure, their unusual pattern possibly hinder these approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common facial vein; looped; external jugular vein; communicating channel.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 04:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140571

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