superior ophthalmic vein

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Related to superior ophthalmic vein: angular vein, cavernous sinus

su·pe·ri·or oph·thal·mic vein

begins anteriorly from the nasofrontal vein, passes along the upper part of the medial wall of the orbit, passes through the superior orbital fissure, to empty into the cavernous sinus.
Synonym(s): vena ophthalmica superior [TA]
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