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Sternocleidomastoid Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Sternocleidomastoid Vein (Right)

Vena sternocleidomastoidea

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Quick Facts

Origin: Sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Course: Courses parallel to the sternocleidomastoid artery to traverse over the hypoglossal nerve and drain into internal jugular vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Sternocleidomastoid muscle.

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Origin

The sternocleidomastoid vein originates from the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Course

The sternocleidomastoid vein runs parallel to the sternocleidomastoid artery, which arises from the occipital artery proximal to the crossing point of the hypoglossal nerve over the occipital artery.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The sternocleidomastoid vein drains venous blood from the sternocleidomastoid muscle tissue and eventually drains into the internal jugular vein.

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