Sphenoparietal sinus

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Sphenoparietal sinus
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The sinuses at the base of the skull. (Sphenoparietal sinus labeled at upper right.)
Details
Drains fromsuperficial middle cerebral vein (by tradition)[1]
Sourcediploic veins, meningeal veins
Drains tocavernous sinus
Identifiers
Latinsinus sphenoparietalis
TAA12.3.05.119
FMA50776
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.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 658 of 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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