maxillary vein


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max·il·lar·y vein

[TA]
the posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; it joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.
Synonym(s): vena maxillaris [TA]

max·il·lar·y vein

(mak'si-lar-ē vān) [TA]
The posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; it joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.

max·il·lar·y vein

(mak'si-lar-ē vān) [TA]
Posterior continuation of pterygoid plexus; joins superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular 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.
The standard anatomical description of the veins of the face is of superficial temporal vein uniting with maxillary vein within the substance of the parotid gland to form retromandibular vein.