Angular vein

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Vein: Angular vein
Veins of the head and neck (angular visible at center right.)
Latin Vena angularis
Gray's p.645
Source Supraorbital vein
Drains to Facial vein
Artery Angular artery

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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