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Superior Labial Vein
Cardiovascular System

Superior Labial Vein

Vena labialis superior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Near the midpoint of the orbicularis oris muscle.

Course: Courses laterally along the upper lip to drain into facial vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Upper lip.

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Origin

The superior labial vein originates close to the midpoint of the orbicularis oris muscle in the upper lip region.

Course

The superior labial vein courses along the upper lip to drain into the facial vein near the lateral angle of the mouth.

Tributaries

The superior labial vein anastomosis with the superior labial vein of the opposite side. It may also receive ramifications from the nasal septum and the ala of the nose.

Structures Drained

The superior labial vein drains the region of the upper lip and lower nasal septum and lower lateral wall of the nose.

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