sternocleidomastoid vein


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ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid vein

[TA]
arises in the sternocleidomastoid muscle and accompanies the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery; drains into the internal jugular or superior thyroid vein.
Synonym(s): vena sternocleidomastoidea [TA]

ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid vein

(stĕr'nō-klī'dō-mas'toyd vān) [TA]
Origin, arises in the sternocleidomastoid muscle and accompanies the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery; it drains into the internal jugular or superior thyroid vein.
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