Xi: Anatomy of the external jugular vein (MOORE 1005, 1008)

  • From: union of retromandibular v. & posterior auricular v.
  • To: Subclavian v.


  • Begins at angle of mandible, inf. to auricle lobule
  • Crosses SCM obliquely, deep to platysmus
  • Enters posterior triangle
  • Pierces deep cervical fascia at roof of ∆
  • Descends to terminate in subclavian v. (just superior to clavicle)