|Vein: Lingual veins|
|Veins of the tongue. (Lingual vein labeled at left.)|
|Gray's||subject #168 648|
|Drains to||internal jugular vein|
The vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve (ranine vein), a branch of considerable size, begins below the tip of the tongue, and may join the lingual; generally, however, it passes backward on the Hyoglossus, and joins the common facial.
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