Extremely important to the venous system because all blood from the brain and deep areas of the face and neck are drained into it. There are two jugular veins, and they pass down the neck beside the common carotid arteries. They empty into the subclavian veins.
Also called innominate veins.
Where the subclavian and internal jugular veins come together. There are two of these, and they merge together to form the superior vena cava.
The blood from the top of the head, part of the face, and the superficial neck region drain into these veins. They also empty into the subclavian veins.
There are several [TERM] veins, including the frontal [TERM] vein, occipital [TERM] vein, anterior temporal [TERM] vein, and posterior temporal [TERM] vein. These comprise the veins of the skull.
These two veins begin high in the forehead and descend to the root of the nose.
Formed in the parotid gland by a union of the maxillary vein and the superficial temporal vein. It literally means behind the mandible.
A major superficial vein of the upper extremity. It passes on the ulnar side of the forearm and eventually forms the axillary vein.
In addition to the [TERM] vein, there are accessory [TERM] and median [TERM] veins. The [TERM] vein is the other main superficial vein of the arm.
A large branch of the cephalic vein which goes over the [TERM] fossa and joins with the basilic vein.
Arises from the palmar venous plexus and passes up the forearm.
The term [TERM] means literally a network or tangle. It is a general term for a network of lymphatic vessels, nerves, or veins.
In addition to the [TERM] vein, there is a left [TERM] and a lesser superior [TERM] vein. The [TERM] vein extends superiorly along the abdominal and thoracic walls on the right side of the vertebral column. At the level of T4 it joins directly with the superior vena cava.
This is a tributary of the azygos vein.
The small [TERM] and the great [TERM] veins are the superficial veins of the lower extremity. They are also called the greater [TERM] and lesser [TERM] veins. The greater [TERM] is the longest vein of the body and is often harvested to repair vessels of the heart.