Inferior anastomotic vein

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Inferior anastomotic vein
Latin Vena anastomotica inferior
TA A12.3.06.010
FMA 51239
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The inferior anastomotic vein, also known as the vein of Labbé, is one of several superficial cerebral veins on the human brain. It was named after the 19th century French surgeon Charles Labbé (1851–1889), the nephew of the surgeon and politician Léon Labbé (1832–1916). It crosses and anastomoses at its two ends with the middle cerebral vein and the transverse sinus. The appearance and structural anatomy of the vein itself appears to be highly variable within the human population.

The vein drains its adjacent cortical regions gathering tributaries from minor veins of the temporal lobe.

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