Termination of Facial Vein into External Jugular Vein – A Case Report

Bilakanti, Prakash Babu (2012) Termination of Facial Vein into External Jugular Vein – A Case Report. Anatomica Karnataka, 6 (1). pp. 49-52.

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Different patterns of variations in the venous drainage of facial vein have been observed in the past. During routine dissection variation in the drainage of facial vein on the left side of head and neck of an adult male cadaver was observed. The facial vein presented a normal course from its origin from the medial angle of eye upto the base of mandible and then crossed it posterior to the facial artery. Thereafter it was lying deep to superficial fascia, coursing obliquely over sternocleidomastoid muscle to drain into the external jugular vein directly. This may represent a persistent communication of the primitive linguofacial vein with the secondarily developing external jugular vein. This anastamotic channel is present for sometime in the fetus but later undergoes retrogression. Its persistence in some individuals results in this variation. Sound anatomic knowledge of the above variation in facial veins is essential to the success of surgical procedures in this region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facial vein, External jugular vein
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 05:48
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 05:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76639

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