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superior ophthalmic vein

 

Definition: begins anteriorly from the nasofrontal vein, passes along the upper part of the medial wall of the orbit, passes through the superior orbital fissure, to empty into the cavernous sinus.

Synonym(s): vena ophthalmica superiorTA

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