Posterior external jugular vein

Last revised by Deleted User on 15 Mar 2017

The posterior external jugular vein is a tributary of the external jugular vein.

Gross anatomy

Origin and course

Forms from the confluence of several superficial veins in the posterosuperior neck and posterior scalp. It passes superficially over the posterior triangle to drain into the external jugular vein.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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