Anatomic Variations Of Feline Internal And External Jugular Veins

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Specchi S, Olive J, Auriemma E, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2012;53:367-370.

We evaluated 50 feline head and neck computed tomography examinations to determine the prevalence of vascular variation in the internal and external jugular veins. We identified three distinct anatomic conformations of the internal jugular vein. No variation of external jugular vein morphology was detected. Feline patients can have different internal jugular vein morphology that should be recognized for surgical planning.