- Frontal vein
Name = Frontal vein
Latin = venae frontales
GraySubject = 167
GrayPage = 644
Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Frontal vein labeled at upper right.)
frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12850376
The frontal vein (supratrochlear vein) begins on the
foreheadin a venous plexus which communicates with the frontal branches of the superficial temporal vein.
The veins converge to form a single trunk, which runs downward near the middle line of the forehead parallel with the vein of the opposite side.
The two veins are joined, at the root of the nose, by a transverse branch, called the nasal arch, which receives some small veins from the dorsum of the nose.
At the root of the nose the veins diverge, and, each at the medial angle of the
orbit, joins the supraorbital vein, to form the angular vein.
Occasionally the frontal veins join to form a single trunk, which bifurcates at the root of the
noseinto the two angular veins.
* [http://www.stchas.edu/divisions/aao/ace/science/modelpics/circulatory/head.shtml Diagram at stchas.edu]
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