Definition of Vena retromandibularis
1. Noun. Posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear.
Medical Definition of Vena retromandibularis
It is formed by the union of the superficial temporal and maxillary veins in front of the ear, runs posterior to the ramus of the mandible through the parotid gland, and unites with the posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein; it usually has a large communicating branch with the facial vein.
Synonym: vena retromandibularis, posterior facial vein, temporomaxillary vein, vena facialis posterior.
(05 Mar 2000)
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