Deep cervical vein

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Deep cervical vein
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The vertebral vein
Details
Latin vena cervicalis profunda
Drains to
vertebral vein
deep cervical artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.651
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_05/12849856
TA A12.3.04.017
FMA FMA:4746
Anatomical terminology

The deep cervical vein (posterior vertebral or posterior deep cervical vein) accompanies its artery between the Semispinales capitis and colli.

It begins in the suboccipital region by communicating branches from the occipital vein and by small veins from the deep muscles at the back of the neck.

It receives tributaries from the plexuses around the spinous processes of the cervical vertebræ, and terminates in the lower part of the vertebral vein.

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