Internal cerebral veins

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Internal cerebral veins
Coronal section of lateral and third ventricles.
Velum interpositum. (Internal cerebral veins labeled as velar veins.)
Latin venae internae cerebri
Drains to
great cerebral vein
cerebral arteries
Internal cerebral veins
TA A12.3.06.028
FMA 70876
Anatomical terminology

The internal cerebral veins (deep cerebral veins) drain the deep parts of the hemisphere and are two in number; each is formed near the Interventricular foramen by the union of the terminal and choroid veins.

They run backward parallel with one another, between the layers of the tela chorioidea of the third ventricle, and beneath the splenium of the corpus callosum, where they unite to form a short trunk, the great cerebral vein of Galen; just before their union each receives the corresponding basal vein.


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

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