Basilar plexus

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Basilar plexus
The sinuses at the base of the skull
Latin Plexus basilaris
TA A12.3.05.106
FMA 50783
Anatomical terminology

The basilar plexus (transverse or basilar sinus) consists of several interlacing venous channels between the layers of the dura mater over the basilar part of the occipital bone (the clivus), and serves to connect the two inferior petrosal sinuses.

It communicates with the anterior vertebral venous plexus.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 660 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)