|Vein: Angular vein|
|Veins of the head and neck (angular visible at center right.)|
|Gray's||subject #167 645|
|Drains to||Facial vein|
The angular vein is a small vein near the eye. It is formed by the junction of the frontal vein and supraorbital vein, runs obliquely downward, on the side of the root of the nose, to the level of the lower margin of the eye socket, where it becomes the anterior facial vein.
It receives the external nasal veins of the ala of the nose, and communicates with the superior ophthalmic vein through the nasofrontal vein, thus establishing an important anastomosis between the anterior facial vein and the cavernous sinus.
- Angular+vein at eMedicine Dictionary
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