Sphenoparietal sinus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vein: Sphenoparietal sinus
The sinuses at the base of the skull. (Sphenoparietal sinus labeled at upper right.)
Latin sinus sphenoparietalis
Gray's p.658
Drains from superficial middle cerebral vein (by tradition)[1]
Source diploic veins, meningeal veins
Drains to cavernous sinus

The cavernous sinus receives the superior ophthalmic vein through the superior orbital fissure, some of the cerebral veins, and also the small sphenoparietal sinus, which courses along the under surface of the small wing of the sphenoid.


  1. ^ San Millán Ruíz D, Fasel J, Rüfenacht D, Gailloud P (2004). "The sphenoparietal sinus of Breschet: does it exist? An anatomic study.". AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25 (1): 112–20. PMID 14729539. 

Additional images[edit]

External links[edit]

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