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Anterior Division of Retromandibular Vein
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Division of Retromandibular Vein

Divisio anterior venae retromandibularis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Formed by the splitting of the retromandibular vein into its anterior and posterior divisions.

Course: Joins with the facial vein to form the common facial vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Face and temporal region.

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Origin

The anterior division of the retromandibular vein is formed within the lower parotid gland by the splitting of the retromandibular vein into its anterior and posterior divisions.

Course

The anterior division of the retromandibular vein combines with the facial vein to form the common facial vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The anterior division of the retromandibular vein drains structures of the face and temporal region.

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