Jugular venous arch

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Jugular venous arch
The veins of the neck, viewed from in front. (Jugular venous arch visible but not labeled.)
Source anterior jugular vein
Drains to anterior jugular vein
Latin arcus venosus jugularis
TA A12.3.05.048
FMA 50855
Anatomical terminology

Just above the sternum the two anterior jugular veins communicate by a transverse trunk, the jugular venous arch (or venous jugular arch), which receive tributaries from the inferior thyroid veins; each also communicates with the internal jugular.

There are no valves in this vein.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 648 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)