Deep cervical vein

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Deep cervical vein
The vertebral vein
Drains to vertebral vein
Artery deep cervical artery
Latin vena cervicalis profunda
TA A12.3.04.017
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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 651 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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