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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

deep fa·cial vein

(dēp fā'shăl vān) [TA]
Communicating vein that passes from pterygoid venous plexus of infratemporal fossa to facial vein.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.
Drains the nasolabial region to the external jugular vein via the deep facial vein. Infection may spread from the deep facial vein to the pterygoid plexus, to the inferior orbital vein, to the cavernous sinus.