Anterior auricular veins

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Anterior auricular veins
Veins of the head and neck (anterior auricular veins not labeled, but region is visible)
Lateral head anatomy detail.jpg
Lateral head anatomy detail
Drains to Superficial temporal vein
Artery Anterior auricular branches of superficial temporal artery[1]
Latin Venae auriculares anteriores
TA A12.3.05.040
FMA 70853
Anatomical terminology

The anterior auricular veins are veins which drain the anterior aspect of the external ear.[2] The veins drains to the superficial temporal vein.[3]


  1. ^ Susan Standring (7 August 2015). Gray's Anatomy E-Book: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 500. ISBN 978-0-7020-6851-5. 
  2. ^ Henry Gray (1867). Anatomy, descriptive and surgical. Henry C. Lea. p. 459. 
  3. ^ Jean Cruveilhier (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. p. 590. 

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