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vena comitans of hypoglossal nerve


Definition: runs with the hypoglossal nerve inferolateral to the hyoglossus muscle, usually emptying into the lingual vein.

Synonym(s): vena comitans nervi hypoglossiTA, accompanying vein of hypoglossal nerve

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