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The anterior jugular vein is usually formed by the submandibular veins, travels downward anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), and drains either into the EJV or the subclavian vein. Other superficial veins of the neck to consider are the superior, middle, and inferior thyroid veins. The superior thyroid and middle thyroid veins drain into the IJV whereas the inferior thyroid vein usually drains into the brachiocephalic veins 1).

Dalip D, Iwanaga J, Loukas M, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS. Review of the Variations of the Superficial Veins of the Neck. Cureus. 2018 Jun 18;10(6):e2826. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2826. Review. PubMed PMID: 30131919; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6101467.
anterior_jugular_vein.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/09 12:06 by administrador