Pharyngeal veins

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Vein: 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.
Latin venae pharyngeae
Gray's p.649
Drains from pharynx
Drains to internal jugular
Artery pharyngeal branches of inferior thyroid artery

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.