Jugular venous arch

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Vein: Jugular venous arch
The veins of the neck, viewed from in front. (Jugular venous arch visible but not labeled.)
Latin arcus venosus jugularis
Gray's subject #168 648
Source anterior jugular vein
Drains to anterior jugular vein
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Just above the sternum the two anterior jugular veins communicate by a transverse trunk, the jugular venous arch (or venous jugular arch), which receive tributaries from the inferior thyroid veins; each also communicates with the internal jugular.

There are no valves in this vein.

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