posterior auricular vein


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pos·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar vein

[TA]
vein that drains the region posterior to the ear and then merges with the retromandibular vein to form the external jugular vein.
Synonym(s): vena auricularis posterior [TA]
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The posterior auricular vein was draining into the retromandibular vein before it divided into anterior and posterior divisions.
In its usual course, the posterior division of the retromandibular vein unites with the posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein.

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