Superior cerebral veins

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 7 Feb 2023

The superior cerebral veins drain the superior portion of the cerebral cortex. They run up and medially before draining into the superior sagittal sinus. In a proportion of patients, a large such vein connects the superficial middle cerebral vein to the sinus, and is known as the superior anastomotic vein of Trolard.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: superficial veins
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  • Figure 2: lateral venogram
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  • Figure 3: brain venous vascular territories (diagram)
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  • Figure 4: venous vascular territories of the lateral cerebral cortex (illustration)
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