Frontal vein

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Frontal vein
Veins of the head and neck. (Frontal vein labeled at upper right.)
Head ap anatomy.jpg
Head anatomy anterior view
Latin venae frontales
frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
Gray's p.644
TA A12.3.06.005
FMA 70865
Anatomical terminology

The frontal vein (supratrochlear vein) begins on the forehead in a venous plexus which communicates with the frontal branches of the superficial temporal vein. The veins converge to form a single trunk, which runs downward near the middle line of the forehead parallel with the vein of the opposite side. The two veins are joined, at the root of the nose, by a transverse branch, called the nasal arch, which receives some small veins from the dorsum of the nose. At the root of the nose the veins diverge, and, each at the medial angle of the orbit, joins the supraorbital vein, to form the angular vein. Occasionally the frontal veins join to form a single trunk, which bifurcates at the root of the nose into the two angular veins.

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

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