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
Share article

Article information

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

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Veins of Trolard and Rosenthal
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Lateral superfical veins of the brain
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 1: occluded right vein of Trolard
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.