Angular vein

The angular vein (Latin: vena angularis) is a blood vessel formed by the union of supratrochlear and supraorbital veins that becomes the facial vein. The angular vein drains the anterior aspect of the scalp and other regions in the upper part of the face.

The angular vein begins from the medial angle of the eye as the supratrochlear and supraorbital veins that descend from the anterior part of the scalp fuse together. The angular vein descends along the lateral surface of the nose, passes beneath the zygomaticus major. Below the infraorbital margin, it continues as the facial vein.

The main tributaries of the angular vein are the external nasal veins that drain the nose, and the inferior and superior palpebral veins, which drain the lower and upper eyelids, respectively.