Modality: Diagram

- “ There is significant variation in many textbooks and other resources describing the venous vascular territories of the brain. This illustrative ca...”

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  • Midbrain - “ The midbrain, or mesencephalon (plural: mesencephala or mesencephalons), is the most rostral part of the brainstem and sits above the pons and is ...”
  • Corpus callosum - “ The corpus callosum is the largest of the commissural fibers, linking the cerebral cortex of the left and right cerebral hemispheres. It is the la...”
  • Basal vein of Rosenthal - “ The basal veins, also known as the veins of Rosenthal, are paired, paramedian veins which originate on the medial surface of the temporal lobe and...”
  • Inferior petrosal sinus - “ The inferior petrosal sinus is one of the dural venous sinuses. It is often a plexus of venous channels rather than a true sinus and drains blood ...”
  • Sigmoid sinus - “ The sigmoid sinus is a paired structure and one of the dural venous sinuses. It is the continuation of the transverse sinus (which is similarly va...”
  • Cerebellum - “ The cerebellum, meaning "the little brain", sits at the base of the brain in the posterior cranial fossa below the tentorium and behind the brains...”
  • Superior petrosal sinus - “ The superior petrosal sinus is one of the dural venous sinuses and drains the cavernous sinus. It courses posterolaterally to drain into the sigmo...”
  • Cerebral peduncles - “ The cerebral peduncles are the anterior part of the midbrain that connects the remainder of the brainstem to the thalami. They are paired, separat...”
  • Basal ganglia - “ The basal ganglia are a group of grey matter nuclei in the deep aspects of the brain that is interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalami and ...”
  • Internal cerebral vein - “ The internal cerebral veins are paired, paramedian veins which course posteriorly along the roof of the third ventricle, between the two leaves of...”
  • Vein of Galen - “ The vein of Galen, also known as the great cerebral vein or great vein of Galen, is a short valveless trunk formed by the union of the two interna...”
  • Transverse sinus - “ The paired left and right transverse sinuses are major dural venous sinuses and arise from the confluence of the superior sagittal, occipital and ...”
  • Brainstem - “ The brainstem is the most caudal part of the brain. It adjoins, is structurally continuous with the spinal cord and consists of the: midbrain (me...”
  • Inferior sagittal sinus - “ The inferior sagittal sinus is one of the dural venous sinuses and runs along the inferior (free) edge of the falx cerebri. It runs from anterior ...”
  • Medulla oblongata - “ The medulla oblongata (or simply the medulla) is the most caudal part of the brainstem between the pons superiorly and spinal cord inferiorly. It ...”
  • Cerebral hemisphere - “ The two cerebral hemispheres are divided in the midsagittal plane by the interhemispheric fissure. Together they fill most of the intra-cranial ca...”
  • Inferior anastomotic vein - “ The inferior anastomotic vein, also known as vein of Labbé, is part of the superficial venous system of the brain.  It is the largest venous chan...”
  • Cerebral veins - “ The cerebral veins drain the brain parenchyma and are located in the subarachnoid space. They pierce the meninges and drain further into the crani...”
  • Cerebral venous thrombosis - “ Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) refers to occlusion of venous channels in the cranial cavity, including dural venous thrombosis, cortical vein th...”
  • Superior anastomotic vein - “ The superior anastomotic vein (or vein of Trolard) is the largest superficial vein on the lateral surface of the parietal or frontal lobe that con...”
  • Straight sinus - “ The straight sinus is one of the main dural venous sinuses and is found at the junction between the falx cerebri and the tentorium cerebelli and i...”
  • Middle cerebellar peduncle - “ The middle cerebellar peduncles (MCP) are paired structures connecting the cerebellum to the pons. Gross anatomy The middle cerebellar peduncles...”
  • Pons - “ The pons (Varolii) is the middle portion of the three parts of the brainstem, sitting above the medulla and below the midbrain. It acts as a relay...”
  • Cerebral venous infarction - “ Cerebral venous infarction is an uncommon form of stroke, and is most commonly secondary to cerebral venous thrombosis and frequently manifests wi...”
  • Dural venous sinus thrombosis - “ Dural venous sinus thrombosis is a subset of cerebral venous thrombosis, often coexisting with cortical or deep vein thrombosis, and presenting in...”
  • Deep cerebral vein thrombosis - “ Deep cerebral vein thrombosis is a subset of cerebral venous thrombosis involving the internal cerebral veins, often coexisting with cortical vein...”
  • Deep cerebral veins - “ The deep cerebral veins drain the deep white matter and grey matter that surround the basal cisterns and ventricular system. The deep veins are re...”
  • Cerebrum - “ The cerebrum is a paired neural structure composed of the two cerebral hemispheres (left and right) each containing a central space, the lateral v...”
  • Dural venous sinuses - “ Dural venous sinuses are venous channels located intracranially between the two layers of the dura mater (endosteal layer and meningeal layer). Th...”
  • Superior sagittal sinus - “ The superior sagittal sinus (SSS) is the largest dural venous sinus. As the name suggests, it runs in a sagittal plane from the anterior aspect of...”
  • Cortical vein thrombosis - “ Cortical vein thrombosis, also known as superficial cerebral vein thrombosis, is a subset of cerebral venous thrombosis involving the superficial ...”
  • Superficial middle cerebral vein - “ The superficial middle cerebral vein (SMCV), also known as the Sylvian vein, is one of the superficial cerebral veins. It usually courses along th...”

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