Anterior auricular veins

The anterior auricular veins are veins which drain the anterior aspect of the external ear.[2] The veins drains to the superficial temporal vein.[3]

Anterior auricular veins
Veins of the head and neck (anterior auricular veins not labeled, but region is visible)
Lateral head anatomy detail
Drains toSuperficial temporal vein
ArteryAnterior auricular branches of superficial temporal artery[1]
LatinVenae auriculares anteriores
Anatomical terminology

See also


  1. Susan Standring (7 August 2015). Gray's Anatomy E-Book: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 500. ISBN 978-0-7020-6851-5.
  2. Henry Gray (1867). Anatomy, descriptive and surgical. Henry C. Lea. p. 459.
  3. Jean Cruveilhier (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. p. 590.

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