Jugular venous arch

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Jugular venous arch
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The veins of the neck, viewed from in front. (Jugular venous arch visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin arcus venosus jugularis
Source
anterior jugular vein
Drains to
anterior jugular vein
Identifiers
Gray's p.648
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_58/12150781
TA A12.3.05.048
FMA 50855
Anatomical terminology

Just above the sternum the two anterior jugular veins communicate by a transverse trunk, the jugular venous arch (or venous jugular arch), which receive tributaries from the inferior thyroid veins; each also communicates with the internal jugular.

There are no valves in this vein.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)