facial vein

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fa·cial vein

[TA]
a continuation of the angular vein at the medial angle of the eye; it passes inferolaterally, uniting with the retromandibular vein below the border of the lower jaw before emptying into the internal jugular vein.

facial vein

one of a pair of superficial veins that drain deoxygenated blood from the superficial structures of the face. The facial vein anastomoses with the cavernous sinus through various veins, such as the angular, the supraorbital, and the superior ophthalmic. Because the vein has no valves that prevent the backflow of blood, infections of the skin near the nose and mouth may progress into deeper tissues and lead to meningitis. Blood-borne organisms can reach the cavernous sinus through the anastomoses.

fa·cial vein

(fā'shăl vān) [TA]
A continuation of the angular vein at the medial angle of the eye; it passes diagonally downward and outward, uniting with the retromandibular vein below the border of the lower jaw before emptying into the internal jugular vein.

fa·cial vein

(fā'shăl vān) [TA]
Continuation of angular vein at medial angle of eye; passes inferolaterally, uniting with retromandibular vein below border of lower jaw before emptying into internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): anterior facial vein.
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