An unusual coursing of the facial vein.

Kopuz C., Yavuz S., Cumhur M., Tetik S., Ilgi S.

Kaibogaku zasshi. Journal of anatomy, vol.70, no.1, pp.20-22, 1995 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Journal Name: Kaibogaku zasshi. Journal of anatomy
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-22
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


During the dissections of 50 adult cadavers for educational purposes, we found a 45-year-old male cadaver with an abnormally coursing facial vein which has joined the retromandibular vein at a higher level--in the parotid gland--on the right side of the face. This anomaly has also been detected radiologically.