Superior anastomotic vein

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The superior anastomotic vein (or vein of Trolard) connects the superior sagittal sinus and the superficial middle cerebral vein (of Sylvius).

Its size is dictated by the relative size of the superficial middle cerebral vein and the anastomotic vein of Labbé. The vein of Trolard is smaller than both of these. 

Anatomy: Brain
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Article information

rID: 4694
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superior anastomotic vein of Trolard
  • Vein of Trolard

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Cases and figures

  • Veins of Trolard and Rosenthal
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  • Lateral superfical veins of the brain
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  • Case 1: occluded right vein of Trolard
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