Superior cerebral veins

Superior cerebral veins

Infobox Vein
Name = Superior cerebral veins
Latin = venae superiores cerebri
GraySubject = 170
GrayPage = 652



Caption = Sagittal section of the skull, showing the sinuses of the dura. (Cerebral veins labeled at center left.)


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DrainsTo = superior sagittal sinus
Artery = cerebral arteries
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DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12851867
The Superior Cerebral Veins, eight to twelve in number, drain the superior, lateral, and medial surfaces of the hemispheres, and are mainly lodged in the sulci between the gyri, but some run across the gyri.

They open into the superior sagittal sinus; the anterior veins runs nearly at right angles to the sinus; the posterior and larger veins are directed obliquely forward and open into the sinus in a direction more or less opposed to the current of the blood contained within it.

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