superficial temporal vein


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Noun1.superficial temporal vein - join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular vein
temporal vein, vena temporalis - any of several veins draining the temporal region
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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.
Its venous drainage is via the posterior auricular vein and the superficial temporal vein. Of note, the posterior auricular vein also receives drainage from the sigmoid sinus via the mastoid emissary vein and this does pose a potential route for back flow if the pressure increases.
Left retromandibular vein (RMV) was formed in the substance of parotid gland by the union of maxillary and superficial temporal vein as usual.

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