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Submental Vein
Cardiovascular System

Submental Vein

Vena submentalis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Submental triangle.

Course: Passes laterally over the submandibular gland near the angle of the mandible to drain into facial vein.

Tributaries: Submandibular vein.

Drainage: Submental region.

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Origin

The submental vein originates from a network of vessels situated inside the submental triangle.

Course

Following its origin inside the submental triangle, the submental vein turns laterally, passes over the submandibular gland near the angle of the mandible and drains into the facial vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries; however, the submental vein may communicate with the anterior jugular veins.

Structures Drained

The submental vein drains the muscles and superficial tissues inside the submental triangle.

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Facial Vein

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Facial vein forms at the middle of the orbit and courses caudally to the angle of the jaw, turning into the musculo-cutaneous vein as it passes the caudal half of the tympanum;

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