Angular vein

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Vein: Angular vein
Veins of the head and neck. (Angular visible at center right.)
Latin vena angularis
Gray's subject #167 645
Source supraorbital
Drains to facial
Artery angular artery
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The angular vein formed by the junction of the frontal vein and supraorbital vein, runs obliquely downward, on the side of the root of the nose, to the level of the lower margin of the orbit, where it becomes the anterior facial vein.

It receives the veins of the ala nasi, and communicates with the superior ophthalmic vein through the nasofrontal vein, thus establishing an important anastomosis between the anterior facial vein and the cavernous sinus.

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