Jugular venous arch

Just above the sternum the two anterior jugular veins communicate by a transverse trunk, the jugular venous arch (or venous jugular arch), which receive tributaries from the inferior thyroid veins; each also communicates with the internal jugular.

Jugular venous arch
The veins of the neck, viewed from in front. (Jugular venous arch visible but not labeled.)
Sourceanterior jugular vein
Drains toExternal jugular vein or Subclavian vein
Latinarcus venosus jugularis
Anatomical terminology

There are no valves in this vein.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 648 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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