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Posterior Division of Retromandibular Vein
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Division of Retromandibular Vein

Diviso posterior 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 posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Face and temporal region.

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Origin

The posterior 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 posterior division of the retromandibular vein combines with the posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein, which then descends across the sternocleidomastoid muscle and into the supraclavicular fossa.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

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

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