retromandibular vein


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Noun1.retromandibular vein - posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear
facial vein, vena facialis - any of several veins draining the face
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[9] Other important structures in the fasciovenous plane namely retromandibular vein and terminal branches of external carotid artery were identified and secured.
The retromandibular vein (RMV) is formed by the union of superficial temporal vein and maxillary vein and descends in the substance of the parotid gland.
The parotid space (PS) contains the parotid gland and is divided into superficial and deep lobes by the facial nerve which is located just lateral to the retromandibular vein (Figure 12).
Left retromandibular vein (RMV) was formed in the substance of parotid gland by the union of maxillary and superficial temporal vein as usual.
The most common way is to determine the relationship of the mass to the retromandibular vein, which lies just deep to the facial nerve.
Intraparotid anatomy of the facial nerve and retromandibular vein. Br J Surg.
Venous ectasias of the retromandibular vein are rare lesions that can mimic a parotid mass on imaging.