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Middle Superior Alveolar Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Middle Superior Alveolar Vein (Right)

Vena alveolaris superior medius

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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: None.

Drainage: Drains the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus (extending towards the canine and lateral incisor teeth).

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Origin

The middle superior alveolar vein arises as a network of veins in the upper jaw (maxilla) situated along the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus. These might extend to drain the lateral incisors and canines.

Course

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

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The middle superior alveolar vein drains the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus (extending towards the canine and lateral incisor teeth).

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