Abnormal Intraparotid Termination of Facial Vein and Its Clinical Importance

Nayak, Satheesha B and Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Sapna, M and Ashwini, LS and Jyothsna, P and Aithal, Ashwini P and Swamy, Ravindra S and Abhinitha, P (2012) Abnormal Intraparotid Termination of Facial Vein and Its Clinical Importance. Journal of Surgical Academia, 2 (2). pp. 27-29.

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Facial vein is the main vein of the face. Though its origin is constant, it frequently shows variations in its termination. We report a rare type of variation of facial vein. The right facial vein coursed transversely across the masseter, superficial to the parotid duct and entered into the substance of the parotid gland, at its anterior border. Deep dissection of the gland revealed the abnormal termination of facial vein into the superficial temporal vein. The transverse facial vein drained into the facial vein. The superficial temporal vein after receiving the facial vein continued as retromandibular vein. Knowledge of this anomalous course and termination of facial vein may be important for the surgeons doing parotid, maxillofacial and plastic surgeries

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facial vein, parotid gland, Superficial temporal Vein, Transverse facial vein
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 06:45
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2013 05:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77671

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