Sphenoparietal sinus

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.

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


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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