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External Jugular Vein Terminates in Cephalic Vein, an Anatomical Variation During Neck Dissection & its Clinical Impact

Submission:November 13, 2019; Published: November 20, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/AICS.2019.02.000534

ISSN 2639-0531
Volume2 Issue2


We report an unusual termination of external jugular vein on the right side of the neck during routine dissection in a 72- year -old female cadaver in which the right external jugular vein drains directly into the cephalic vein, running in front of the medial 1/3 of the clavicle. Detailed knowledge of anatomical variations in this part of the human body is so vital in intervention radiology, intravenous infusion, and surgical procedures involving the head and neck region.

Keywords: External Jugular vein; Axillary vein; Subclavian vein; Anatomical variation

Abbreviations: EJV: External Jugular Vein; SV: Subclavian Vein; CV: Cephalic Vein; TCV: Transverse Cervical Vein; OH: Omohyoid Muscle

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