Superficial veins of the brain

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 14 Jul 2020

Superficial veins of the brain predominantly drain the cerebral cortex, and include:

Some also include the dural venous sinuses that are on the 'surface' of the brain (i.e. all except straight and inferior sagittal sinus). Here they are treated separately.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: cerebral veins
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  • Figure 2: cerebral veins
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  • Figure 3: vein of Labbe (arrow)
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