Middle cerebral vein

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Vein: Middle cerebral vein
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Sagittal section of the skull, showing the sinuses of the dura. (Cerebral veins labeled at center left.)
Latin v. cerebri media
Gray's subject #170 652
Drains to cavernous sinus, basal vein
Artery middle cerebral artery

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The middle cerebral vein (superficial Sylvian vein) begins on the lateral surface of the hemisphere, and, running along the lateral cerebral fissure, ends in the cavernous or the sphenoparietal sinus.

It is connected:

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.


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