temporal vein

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Noun1.temporal vein - any of several veins draining the temporal regiontemporal vein - any of several veins draining the temporal region
deep temporal vein - temporal veins that empty into the pterygoid plexus
middle temporal vein - arises near the eye; joins the superficial temporal veins to form the retromandibular vein
superficial temporal vein - join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular 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 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.
On fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) of the right eye, staining around the major arc and hyperflorescence due to minimal vascular leakage in the perivenous segments were observed; FFA in the left eye revealed staining of the vessel walls of the inferior temporal vein branches (Figure 2).

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