Diploic veins

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Vein: Diploic veins
Veins of the diploë as displayed by the removal of the outer table of the skull.
Latin venae diploicae
Gray's p.651
Drains from diploë

The diploic veins are found in the skull, and drain the diploic space. This is found in the bones of the vault of the skull, and is the marrow-containing area of cancellous bone between the inner and outer layers of compact bone.

The diploic veins drain this area into the dural venous sinuses.

Specific diploic veins[edit]

They are usually four in number: one frontal, two temporal, and one occipital.

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