Inferior cerebral veins

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Inferior cerebral veins
Gray's Anatomy plate 517 brain.png
Outer surface of cerebral hemisphere, showing areas supplied by cerebral arteries (inferior cerebral veins not labeled, but region drained is roughly equivalent to yellow region)
Drains from cerebrum
Drains to dural venous sinuses
Artery cerebral arteries
Latin Venae inferiores cerebri
TA A12.3.06.013
FMA 70869
Anatomical terminology

The inferior cerebral veins are veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses.

Those on the orbital surface of the frontal lobe join the superior cerebral veins, and through these open into the superior sagittal sinus.

Those of the temporal lobe anastomose with the middle cerebral and basal veins, and join the cavernous, sphenoparietal, and superior petrosal sinuses.



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