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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 1, May 2015 pp 13-15

Case Report

Variation in the termination of common facial vein – a case report

Pathan Ferozkhan Jafarkhan1, Surwase Ramdas Gopalrao2, Smita Balsurkar3, Rubeena Hashmi4

1,2Associate Professor, 3Assistant Professor, 4Sr. Resident, Department of Anatomy, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

During routine dissection of 50 year old male cadaver in the department of anatomy for undergraduate students we found variation of common facial vein, in which it was draining into external jugular vein of same side instead of internal jugular vein. This is rare isolated anomaly of common facial vein. Many other investigators also reported similar findings in previous studies.We are reporting here, the rare occurrence of the common facial vein draining into the external jugular vein unilaterally.Variation in the venous drainage of veins of the neck is having clinical importance for surgeon for the success of procedures in the neck also to avoid the complication during the procedures. This variation is also having embryological basis that will be discussed in this paper.