Venous plexus of hypoglossal canal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The venous plexus of hypoglossal canal (TA)[Note 1] – also known as plexus venosus canalis nervi hypoglossi (TA), circellus venosus hypoglossi and rete canalis hypoglossi[2] – is a small venous plexus around the hypoglossal nerve that connects with the occipital sinus, the inferior petrosal sinus and the internal jugular vein.[2] Occasionally, it may be a single vein rather than a venous plexus.[3]


  1. ^ (TA) denotes this is the official international terminology as listed in the Terminologia Anatomica.[1]


  1. ^ Federative Committee of Anatomical Terminology (FCAT) (1998). Terminologia anatomica. Thieme. p. 94. ISBN 3131143614. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Medical dictionary: definition of venus plexus of hypoglossal canal". Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Elliott L. Mancall; David G. Brock, eds. (2011). Gray's Clinical Neuroanatomy: The Anatomic Basis for Clinical Neuroscience. Saunders (Elsevier). p. 76. Retrieved 7 March 2014.