Basal vein of Rosenthal

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The basal veins, also known as the veins of Rosenthal, are paired, paramedian veins which originate on the medial surface of the temporal lobe and run posteriorly and medially. It passes lateral to the midbrain through the ambient cistern to drain into the vein of Galen with the internal cerebral veins. It is closely related to the posterior cerebral artery (PCA).

Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 5143
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Basal veins of Rosenthal
  • Veins of Rosenthal
  • Basal vein

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    Figure 1: normal basal vein of Rosenthal
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    Figure 2: Trolard and Rosenthal veins
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