Parietal foramen

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Parietal foramen
Parietal Foramen.PNG
Surface rendered CT of the back of the skull. The parietal foramina are visible at left.
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Latin foramen parietale
Identifiers
Gray's p.134
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_12/12373499
TA A02.1.02.019
FMA 53145
Anatomical terms of bone

The parietal foramen is an opening for the parietal emissary vein, which drains into the superior sagittal sinus. Occasionally, a small branch of the occipital artery can also pass through it. It is located at the back part of the parietal bone, close to the upper or sagittal border. It is not always present, and its size varies considerably.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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