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Right External Jugular Vein

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017

The right external jugular vein has a somewhat direct line with the internal jugular veins, making it often easier to assess the pulse contour and the blood pressure in the thoracic vena cava (known as venous pressure). The parotid gland is where the external jugular vein starts. It’s formed where the posterior auricular vein and the retromandibular vein’s posterior separation meet. This vein gets Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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Continued From Above... the majority of the blood from the cranium’s exterior and the face’s deeper portions. The subclavian vein receives the external jugular vein’s drainage.