Frontal vein


Frontal vein

Infobox Vein
Name = Frontal vein
Latin = venae frontales
GraySubject = 167
GrayPage = 644



Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Frontal vein labeled at upper right.)


Caption2 =
DrainsFrom =
DrainsTo =
Artery = frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12850376
The frontal vein (supratrochlear vein) begins on the forehead in 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 nose into the two angular veins.

External links

* [http://www.stchas.edu/divisions/aao/ace/science/modelpics/circulatory/head.shtml Diagram at stchas.edu]
* http://www.dartmouth.edu/~humananatomy/figures/chapter_47/47-5.HTM


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • frontal vein — n a vein of the middle of the forehead that unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein near the inner angle of the orbit …   Medical dictionary

  • frontal vein — noun : a vein of the middle of the forehead that unites with the supraorbital to form the angular vein near the inner angle of the orbit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frontal branch of superficial temporal artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus frontalis arteriae temporalis superficialis GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 559 Caption = The arteries of the face and scalp. (Frontal branch labeled at upper right.) Caption2 = BranchFrom = superficial… …   Wikipedia

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • Frontal lobe — Infobox Brain Name = Frontal lobe Latin = lobus frontalis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 821 MapPos = MapCaption = Principal fissures and lobes of the cerebrum viewed laterally. (Frontal lobe is blue.) Caption = Caption2 = Orbital surface of left… …   Wikipedia

  • Frontal eye fields — Infobox Brain Name = Frontal eye fields Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Frontal eye fields is roughly located between regions #4, #6, and #8 Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = BrainInfoNumber = MeshName …   Wikipedia

  • Frontal sinus — Infobox Anatomy Name = Frontal sinus Latin = sinus frontales GraySubject = 223 GrayPage = 998 Caption = Paranasal sinuses Caption2 = Nose and nasal cavities Precursor = System = Artery = supra orbital, anterior ethmoidal Vein = Nerve =… …   Wikipedia

  • Supraorbital vein — Infobox Vein Name = Supraorbital vein Latin = vena supraorbitalis GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 645 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Supraorbital vein visible at upper right.) Caption2 = The tarsi and their ligaments. Right eye; front view.… …   Wikipedia

  • Superficial temporal vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venae temporales superficiales GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 645 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. ( Sup. Temp. labeled at center, anterior to the ear.) Caption2 = Bloodvessels of the eyelids, front view.… …   Wikipedia

  • Angular vein — Infobox Vein Name = Angular vein Latin = vena angularis GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 645 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Angular visible at center right.) Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = supraorbital DrainsTo = facial Artery = angular… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.