Pharyngeal veins

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Pharyngeal veins
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Veins of the head and neck. (Pharyngeal visible at left.)
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Muscles of the pharynx, viewed from behind, together with the associated vessels and nerves.
Details
Latin venae pharyngeae
Drains from
pharynx
Drains to
internal jugular
pharyngeal branches of inferior thyroid artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.649
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_05/12851325
TA A12.3.05.007
FMA FMA:70840
Anatomical terminology

The pharyngeal veins begin in the pharyngeal plexus on the outer surface of the pharynx, and, after receiving some posterior meningeal veins and the vein of the pterygoid canal, end in the internal jugular.

They occasionally open into the facial, lingual, or superior thyroid vein.

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