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Inferior Labial Veins
Cardiovascular System

Inferior Labial Veins

Venae labiales inferiores

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Quick Facts

Origin: Near the midpoint of the orbicularis oris muscle.

Course: Courses laterally along the lower lip to drain into facial vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Lower lip.

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Origin

The inferior labial veins originate close to the midpoint of the orbicularis oris muscle in the lower lip region.

Course

The inferior labial vein courses along the lower lip to drain into the facial vein near the lateral angle of the mouth.

Tributaries

The inferior labial vein anastomosis with the inferior labial vein of the opposite side. Additionally, it may anastomose with the mental branch of the inferior alveolar vein before running laterally and emptying into the facial vein.

Structures Drained

The inferior labial vein drains the region of the lower lip.

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