Pharyngeal veins

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Vein: Pharyngeal veins
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Veins of the head and neck. (Pharyngeal visible at left.)
Latin venae pharyngeae
Gray's subject #168 649
Drains from    pharynx
Drains to internal jugular
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The pharyngeal veins begin in the pharyngeal plexus on the outer surface of the pharynx, and, after receiving some posterior meningeal veins and the vein of the pterygoid canal, end in the internal jugular.

They occasionally open into the facial, lingual, or superior thyroid vein.

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