Middle cerebral vein
|Vein: Middle cerebral vein|
|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|
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:
- (a) with the superior sagittal sinus by the great anastomotic vein of Trolard, which opens into one of the superior cerebral veins;
- (b) with the transverse sinus by the posterior anastomotic vein of Labbé, which courses over the temporal lobe.
- v_05/12850924 at Dorland's Medical Dictionary - "superficial middle cerebral vein"
- v_05/12850917 at Dorland's Medical Dictionary - "deep middle cerebral vein"
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