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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The mucosal surface was inset prior to the microsurgical anastomosis to the right facial artery and common facial vein.
The anterior jugular vein was not found at its usual position, but it was passing horizontally superficially to the submandibular gland and joined the common facial vein.
Present observations report the anterior jugular vein draining and terminating into internal jugular after joining the common facial vein, while the paramedian portion of the anterior jugular vein was found missing on the right side.