common facial vein


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Related to common facial vein: external jugular vein, subclavian vein

com·mon fa·cial vein

a short vessel formed by the union of the facial vein and the retromandibular vein, emptying into the jugular vein; considered to be a continuation of the facial vein in the NA.

common facial vein

Venae facialis communis—an obsolete term that formerly dignified the terminal segment of the facial vein after being joined by the anterior division of the retromandibular vein.

com·mon fa·cial vein

(kom'ŏn fā'shăl vān)
A short vessel formed by the union of the facial vein and the retromandibular vein, emptying into the jugular vein.

com·mon fa·cial vein

(kom'ŏn fā'shăl vān)
Short vessel formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein, emptying into jugular vein.
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The anterior branch joins with the facial vein slightly inferior and anterior to the angle of mandible to form common facial vein that drains into internal jugular vein.
The left common facial vein was found running downwards and terminated into left subclavian vein.
To the best of our knowledge the termination of the common facial vein in the subclavian vein has so far not been documented in the available literature.