Lingual veins

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Vein: Lingual veins
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Veins of the tongue. (Lingual vein labeled at left.)
Latin vena lingualis
Gray's subject #168 648
Drains from    tongue
Drains to internal jugular vein
Artery lingual artery
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The lingual veins begin on the dorsum, sides, and under surface of the tongue, and, passing backward along the course of the lingual artery, end in the internal jugular vein.

The vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve (ranine vein), a branch of considerable size, begins below the tip of the tongue, and may join the lingual; generally, however, it passes backward on the Hyoglossus, and joins the common facial.

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