Posterior external jugular vein
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|Posterior external jugular vein|
The vertebral vein. (Posterior external jugular labeled at center left.)
|Latin||Vena jugularis posterior|
The posterior external jugular vein begins in the occipital region and returns the blood from the skin and superficial muscles in the upper and back part of the neck, lying between the Splenius and Trapezius.
It runs down the back part of the neck, and opens into the external jugular vein just below the middle of its course.
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