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Superciliary Vein (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Superciliary Vein (Left)

Vena superciliaris

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Quick Facts

Origin: From the eyebrow or the upper eyelid.

Course: Runs posteriorly across the temple to drain into branches of the middle temporal vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Muscles and superficial tissues in the temple region.

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Origin

The superciliary vein originates from the eyebrow or the upper eyelid.

Course

The superciliary vein runs posteriorly across the temple to unite with the zygomaticotemporal vein, thus, forming the middle temporal vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries; however, the superciliary vein forms a venous web over the temple region by connecting with other tributaries of the middle temporal vein, including zygomaticotemporal deep temporal veins (Tansatit, Apinuntrum and Phetudom, 2015).

Structures Drained

The superciliary vein drains the muscles and superficial tissues in the temple region into middle temporal vein. From the middle temporal vein, the blood is eventually poured into the superficial temporal vein.

References

Tansatit, T., Apinuntrum, P. and Phetudom, T. (2015) 'An Anatomical Study of the Middle Temporal Vein and the Drainage Vascular Networks to Assess the Potential Complications and the Preventive Maneuver During Temporal Augmentation Using Both Anterograde and Retrograde Injections', Aesthetic Plast Surg, 39(5), pp. 791-9.

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