Sphenoparietal sinus

The sphenoparietal sinus is one of the dural venous sinuses and is located along the posteroinferior ridge of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone. It consists of the sinus of the lesser sphenoid wing and of the parietal portion of the frontal ramus of the middle meningeal vein. It drains into the cavernous sinus and receives tributaries from:

When these are large, the sphenoparietal sinus is also large.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

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rID: 5360
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sphenoparietal sinus of Breschet
  • Sphenoparietal sinus of Brechet

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: normal CT venogram
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  • Figure 1: diagram - dural venous sinuses
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