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Stylomastoid Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Stylomastoid Vein (Right)

Vena stylomastoidea

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Quick Facts

Origin: Tympanic cavity.

Course: Accompanies the facial nerve from the tympanic cavity into the facial canal to the stylomastoid foramen.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Tympanic cavity, tympanic antrum, mastoid air cells, and the semicircular canals.

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Origin

The stylomastoid vein originates from a network of veins inside the tympanic cavity.

Course

The stylomastoid vein accompanies the facial nerve from the tympanic cavity and travels inside the facial canal to reach the stylomastoid foramen. It drains into posterior auricular vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The stylomastoid vein drains the tympanic cavity, tympanic antrum, mastoid air cells, and the semicircular canals.

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