Parietal foramen

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Parietal foramen
Foramenparietalis.PNG
Left parietal bone. Outer surface. (Parietal foramen labeled at upper right.)
Latin foramen parietale
Gray's p.134
TA A02.1.02.019
FMA FMA:53145
Anatomical terms of bone

At the back part of the parietal bone and close to the upper or sagittal border is the parietal foramen, which transmits the parietal emissary vein which anastamoses with the superior sagittal sinus, and sometimes a small branch of the occipital artery; it is not constantly present, and its size varies considerably.

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