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Had tmj surgery. Noticed bruised vein on neck. Normal?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 in TMJ
Question: I had tmj surgery a couple of days ago now one of the veins on my neck is bursed going down my neck is that normal
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Answered by Dr. Sadiq Mughal 1 hour later
Hi,

Thanks for writing to us.

There are many veins in the neck. The most superficial and prominent vein in the neck is external jugular vein. It passes very close to TM joint and can get bruised during surgery or tight dressing.

It is normal and hopefully will get settle XXXXXXX in few days.

Hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have any more queries.

Get well soon

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Dr Sadiq
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