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What does the retromandibular vein do?

What does the retromandibular vein do?

The retromandibular vein drains the venous blood from the jaw, the lateral skull, and the parotid gland.

What does the maxillary vein do?

The maxillary vein drains the pterygoid plexus and joins with the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein in the substance of the parotid gland 1.

Where is the Retromandibular region?

The retromandibular area is the inferior continuation of the infratemporal fossa. The retromandibular area is also referred to as the parapharyngeal space. Large blood vessels including the internal and external carotid arteries pass through the retromandibular area close to the parapharyngeal space.

How Retromandibular nerve is formed?

The retromandibular vein is formed by the union of the superficial temporal and maxillary veins. It descends in the substance of the parotid gland, superficial to the external carotid artery (but beneath the facial nerve), between the ramus of the mandible and the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.

What is the retromandibular vein formed from?

The retromandibular vein is formed, usually within the parotid, by the confluence of the maxillary vein and the superficial temporal vein.

What is Retromandibular groove?

An obsolete term for a wedged space posterior to the ramus of the mandible and anteroinferior to the external auditory meatus, which is primarily occupied by the parotid gland.

What does the maxillary vein drain to?

It passes posteriorly between the sphenomandibular ligament and the neck of the mandible. It unites with the superficial temporal vein. It drains into the retromandibular vein (posterior facial vein). The maxillary vein anastomoses with the retroglenoid vein.

What vein drains the maxillary teeth?

Gross anatomy The pterygoid plexus, and by extension, the maxillary vein helps to drain the areas supplied by the maxillary artery 2. The maxillary vein lies deep to the neck of the mandible and runs a short course before forming the retromandibular vein.

Which vein receives blood flow from the superficial temporal vein and the facial vein and drains into the external jugular vein?

Blood from the brain and the superficial facial vein flow into each internal jugular vein. Blood from the more superficial portions of the head, scalp, and cranial regions, including the temporal vein and maxillary vein, flow into each external jugular vein.

What is great auricular nerve?

The great auricular nerve is a sensory branch from the cervical plexus that crosses the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle to supply sensation to the skin inferior to the external auditory meatus.

What is parotid bed?

the structures that surround and contact the parotid gland, forming the boundaries of the parotid space: anteriorly, the ramus of the mandible flanked by the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles; medially, the pharyngeal wall, carotid sheath and structures originating from the styloid process; posteriorly, the mastoid …

Where would you find the maxillary vein?

The maxillary vein is located on the posteromedial side of the mandibular ramus, and carries the blood collected in the pterygoid venous plexus to the retromandibular vein.