deep facial vein


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deep fa·cial vein

[TA]
the communicating vein that passes from the pterygoid venous plexus of the infratemporal fossa to the facial vein; it is devoid of valves.
Synonym(s): vena profunda faciei [TA]

deep fa·cial vein

(dēp fā'shăl vān) [TA]
The communicating vein that passes from the pterygoid venous plexus of the infratemporal fossa to the facial vein; it is devoid of valves.

deep fa·cial vein

(dēp fā'shăl vān) [TA]
Communicating vein that passes from pterygoid venous plexus of infratemporal fossa to facial vein.
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The PVP is embedded in a fatty pad, and it communicates with the deep facial vein, maxillary vein, and cavernous sinuses.
Infection may spread from the deep facial vein to the pterygoid plexus, to the inferior orbital vein, to the cavernous sinus.
Other routes of spread include: 1) the pterygomandibular raphe and retromolar trigone and 2) the deep facial vein.