common facial vein


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Related to common facial vein: external jugular vein, subclavian vein
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Noun1.common facial vein - vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Anatomical variations in termination of common facial vein.
Under normal circumstances, the anterior connection disappears so that the facial vein continues to drain via the common facial vein into the precardial vein (adult internal jugular vein), whereas the posterior connection persists, so that the retromandibular vein drains into the external jugular vein.
The mucosal surface was inset prior to the microsurgical anastomosis to the right facial artery and common facial vein.