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Superior Palpebral Veins
Cardiovascular System

Superior Palpebral Veins

Venae palpebrales superiores

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The superior palpebral vein is formed by small veins in the upper eyelid.


The superior palpebral vein travels along the surface of the upper eyelid and courses medially to reach the angular vein.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The superior palpebral vein drains blood from the upper eyelid.

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Vein is a secreted ligand for the Drosophila EGFR receptor homolog (EGFR), and EGFR-mediated activation of the Ras/MAP kinase pathway is essential for longitduinal glial cell survival (Hidalgo et al., 2001).

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