anterior jugular vein

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an·te·ri·or jug·u·lar vein

[TA]
vein that arises below the chin from veins draining the lower lip and mental region, descends in the anterior portion of the neck, coursing either superficial or deep to the investing cervical fascia to terminate in the external jugular vein at the lateral border of the scalenus anterior muscle.
Synonym(s): vena jugularis anterior [TA]

anterior jugular vein

A neck vein that originates near the hyoid bone and descends vertically over the hyoid and infrahyoid strap muscles; behind the sternal head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the vein turns laterally and empties into the external jugular vein (or, sometimes, into the subclavian vein).
See also: vein
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The JVA is an infrequently found transverse connecting trunk extending across the midline between the two anterior jugular veins (AJV) of either side and lying in the suprasternal space between superficial and pretracheal layers of the cervical fascia.
It is worth emphasising that "anterior jugular venous system" is to be understood as a clinical and not as an anatomical term.
Here, a description of a port implantation in a crossover technique, utilising puncture of a rather normalsized left EJV, and subsequently through an anastomosis of the left and right AJV, naming it "anterior jugular arch anastomosis" and with greater enlargement of this than in our case, is presented.
The anterior communicating (anterior jugular) veins are coagulated and divided with the harmonic scalpel.
Computed tomography (CT) of the neck detected a thrombosis of the right anterior jugular vein that extended from the level of the hyoid to the supraclavicular area (figure, A).
The superficial system includes subcutaneous veins; the external and anterior jugulars are especially variable in size and course.

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