External jugular vein tributaries (mnemonic)

A mnemonic to remember external jugular vein (formed by the retromandibular and posterior auricular veins) tributaries is:

  • PAST


  • P: posterior external jugular vein
  • A: anterior jugular vein
  • S: suprascapular vein
  • T: transverse cervical vein
Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 22504
System: Vascular
Section: Mnemonics
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • PAST

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