Superior petrosal sinus

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The superior petrosal sinus is one of the dural venous sinuses and drains the cavernous sinus, posterolaterally to the transverse sinus. It runs along superior aspect of the petrous temporal bone. It receives:

  • cerebellar veins
  • inferior cerebral veins
  • labyrinthine vein: draining the inner ear structures
Anatomy: Brain
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Section: Anatomy
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