Internal Jugular Vein

Internal Jugular Vein The structure indicated is the internal jugular vein. The jugular veins are responsible for returning deoxygenated blood from the head to the heart via the superior vena cava. There are two jugular veins: External jugular vein Internal jugular vein The external jugular vein drains into the subclavian vein. The internal jugular vein joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein. The brachiocephalic veins (innominate vein) on either side then join one another to form the superior vena cava, to bring blood into the right atrium of the heart. The external jugular vein runs superficial to the …

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