Diploic Veins, Meninges and Scalp

  • Johannes Lang


The frontal, anterior temporal, posterior temporal and occipital diploic veins all exhibit individual variations. Right-left differences are nearly always present. The diploic veins traverse the sutures and they may drain into the venous sinuses of the dura mater (occipital, frontal and posterior temporal diploic veins) or into veins accompanying the frontal branch of the middle meningeal artery (anterior temporal diploic vein). Communications with the emissary veins (parietal, mastoid and occipital) have also been observed.


Dura Mater Superior Sagittal Sinus Middle Meningeal Artery Anterior Cranial Fossa Arachnoid Granulation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Lang
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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