Comunicación entre las venas yugulares externa e interna: Reporte de caso

Translated title of the contribution: Communication of the external and internal jugular veins: A case report

Rekha Lalwani, Kum Kum Rana*, Srijit Das, Riyazul Qamar Khan

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The external jugular vein, which traverses the sternocleidomastoid muscle superficially, is known to exhibit variations in its formation and course. There are less reports on the communication of the external and internal jugular vein. During routine cadaveric dissection, we detected an abnormal communication of the external jugular vein and the internal jugular vein, in a 45 year male cadaver. The knowledge of both normal and abnormal anatomy of the superficial veins of the neck may be important for clinicians performing catheterization and surgeons operating in the region of the neck. The presence of such anomalous communications may also be important for radiologists performing angiographic and sonographic studies.

Translated title of the contributionCommunication of the external and internal jugular veins: A case report
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)721-722
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomical variations
  • External jugular vein
  • Internal jugular vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy


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