Superior cerebellar vein

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 06 Jun 2021

The superior cerebellar vein is formed by the union of the precentral cerebellar vein and superior vermian vein in the quadrigeminal cistern and ascends vertically as an unpaired structure to drain into the inferior aspect of the proximal (anterior) great cerebral vein of Galen 1,2

In some individuals, it is absent, with the precentral cerebellar and superior vermian veins never joining, but instead draining separately into the great cerebral vein 1,2

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