Pharyngeal veins

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Pharyngeal veins
Veins of the head and neck. (Pharyngeal visible at left.)
Muscles of the pharynx, viewed from behind, together with the associated vessels and nerves.
Drains from pharynx
Drains to internal jugular vein
Artery pharyngeal branches of inferior thyroid artery
Latin venae pharyngeae
TA A12.3.05.007
FMA 70840
Anatomical terminology

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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 649 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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