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Buccal Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Buccal Vein (Left)

Vena buccalis

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Origin

The buccal vein arises from the outer surface of the buccinator muscle.

Course

The buccal vein drains into pterygoid plexus behind the masseter muscle.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The buccal vein provides venous drainage for the buccinator muscle.

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Maxillary Veins

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The internal maxillary vein is formed by the union of a large vein from the pterygoid plexus and the interpterygoid emissary vein;

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