Posterior auricular vein

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Vein: Posterior auricular vein
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Veins of the head and neck. (Posterior auricular visible behind ear.)
Latin v. auricularis posterior
Gray's subject #167 646
Drains from    scalp
Drains to external jugular vein
Artery posterior auricular artery
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The posterior auricular vein begins upon the side of the head, in a plexus which communicates with the tributaries of the occipital vein and superficial temporal veins.

It descends behind the auricula, and joins the posterior division of the posterior facial vein to form the external jugular.

It receive the stylomastoid vein, and some tributaries from the cranial surface of the auricula.

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