Posterior auricular vein

The posterior auricular vein is tributary of the external jugular vein or retromandibular vein.

Gross anatomy

Origin and course

It arises over the mastoid process of the temporal bone draining the skin behind the ear and courses anteriorly into the parotid gland, draining into the external jugular vein.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 58996
Section: Anatomy
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