Posterior external jugular vein

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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

Article information

rID: 28495
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior external jugular vein (PEJV)

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