Sphenoparietal sinus

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Sphenoparietal sinus
The sinuses at the base of the skull. (Sphenoparietal sinus labeled at upper right.)
Latin sinus sphenoparietalis
Drains from
superficial middle cerebral vein (by tradition)[1]
diploic veins, meningeal veins
Drains to
cavernous sinus
Gray's p.658
TA A12.3.05.119
FMA 50776
Anatomical terminology

The cavernous sinus receives the superior ophthalmic vein through the superior orbital fissure, some of the cerebral veins, and also the small sphenoparietal sinus, which courses along the under surface of the small wing of the sphenoid.


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

  1. ^ San Millán Ruíz D, Fasel J, Rüfenacht D, Gailloud P (2004). "The sphenoparietal sinus of Breschet: does it exist? An anatomic study.". AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25 (1): 112–20. PMID 14729539. 

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