Sunday, October 7, 2012

Internal Jugular Veins

The left and right internal jugular veins are a pair of blood vessels located in each side of the neck, receiving deoxygenated blood from the face, neck, and brain. Each arises from the sigmoid sinus (S-shaped vein at the base of the head) and runs down the neck to meet the subclavian, forming the brachiocephalic vein.