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Anterior Superior Alveolar Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Superior Alveolar Vein (Left)

Vena alveolaris superior anterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Inside the maxilla.

Course: Ascends in the maxilla to reach the infraorbital vein running in the floor of the orbit.

Tributaries: Venous tributaries come from the maxillary incisor and canine teeth.

Drainage: Anterior teeth and the anterior part of the maxillary sinus.

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Origin

The anterior superior alveolar vein arises as a network of veins around the alveolar sockets of the anterior teeth (upper incisors and canines) and from the anterior part of the maxillary sinus.

Course

The venous channels of the anterior superior alveolar vein ascend in the maxilla to reach the floor of the orbit and drain into the infraorbital vein coursing along the orbital floor.

Tributaries

The anterior superior alveolar vein receives tributaries from the upper front teeth.

Structures Drained

The anterior superior alveolar vein drains the anterior teeth (upper incisors and canine) and the anterior part of the maxillary sinus.

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