Inferior cerebral veins

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Vein: Inferior cerebral veins
Outer surface of cerebral hemisphere, showing areas supplied by cerebral arteries (inferior cerebral veins not labeled, but region drained is roughly equivalent to yellow region)
Latin Venae inferiores cerebri
Gray's p.652
Drains from cerebrum
Drains to dural venous sinuses
Artery cerebral arteries

The inferior cerebral veins are veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses.

Those on the orbital surface of the frontal lobe join the superior cerebral veins, and through these open into the superior sagittal sinus.

Those of the temporal lobe anastomose with the middle cerebral and basal veins, and join the cavernous, sphenoparietal, and superior petrosal sinuses.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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