|Vein: Straight sinus|
|Dural veins (Straight sinus labeled as 'SIN. RECTUS' at center right.)|
|Dura mater and its processes exposed by removing part of the right half of the skull, and the brain. (Straight sinus visible as blue line at center left.)|
|Gray's||subject #171 655|
|Source||inferior sagittal sinus, great cerebral vein|
|Drains to||confluence of sinuses|
It forms from the confluence of the inferior sagittal sinus and great cerebral vein (great vein of Galen). In cross-section it is triangular, contains a few transverse bands across its interior, and increases in size as it proceeds backward. It receives the superior cerebellar veins.
The terminal part of the straight sinus drains into the confluence of the sinuses.