Is the external jugular vein superficial?

Is the external jugular vein superficial?

The external jugular vein courses superficial to and obliquely across the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the superficial fascia. Part of its descent in the neck is also along the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in its lower third.

What covers the external jugular vein in the neck?

It is separated from the sternocleidomastoideus by the investing layer of the deep cervical fascia, and is covered by the platysma, the superficial fascia, and the integument; it crosses the cutaneous cervical nerve, and its upper half runs parallel with the great auricular nerve.

Is external jugular vein visible?

The blood flow from the head to the heart is measured by central venous pressure or CVP. Jugular vein distention or JVD is when the increased pressure of the superior vena cava causes the jugular vein to bulge, making it most visible on the right side of a person’s neck.

Where is your external jugular located?

The external jugular vein begins near the mandibular angle, just below or within the substance of the parotid gland. It descends obliquely along the neck, superficial to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Upon reaching the clavicle, it crosses the deep cervical fascia and ends by draining into the subclavian vein.

How do you find the external jugular vein?


  1. Place patient in Trendelenburg position and rotate head to opposite side of cannulation.
  2. Position yourself at the head of the bed facing the patient.
  3. Clean skin with appropriate antiseptic.
  4. Use non-dominant thumb to provide counter-traction and index finger to tamponade EJV just superior to clavicle.

Where is your external jugular vein located?

Where is the jugular vein located?

The internal jugular vein is a run-off of the sigmoid sinus. It arises in the posterior cranial fossa and exits the cranium through the jugular foramen, located at the base of the skull.

Which veins drain the face?

The Internal jugular vein, the anterior jugular vein, and the external jugular vein are responsible for the venous drainage of the face (and of the head and neck in general).

How can you tell the difference between internal and external jugular veins?

The external jugular vein collects most of the blood from the outside of the skull and the deep parts of the face. It lies outside the sternocleidomastoid muscle and passes down the neck to join the subclavian vein. The internal jugular vein collects blood from the brain, the outside of the face and the neck.

Should JVP be visible?

Normally only the a and v waves are visible. Conditions associated with an elevated JVP include congestive heart failure and fluid overload.

How do I place my ej?

Where is the external jugular vein located?

Which vein drains the cheek?

Facial vein

Drains from Angular vein
Drains to Internal jugular vein
Drainage area Anterior scalp and forehead, eyelids, nose, cheeks, lips, chin and submandibular gland, thyroid gland

Where is jugular vein located?

Where is the external jugular vein?