Intracranial Venous System



In this chapter we analyze the intracranial venous system in a craniofugal fashion: from deep, to cortical, to dural. The supratentorial compartment will be studied first, followed by the infratentorial level. The relevant embryological information needed is included in each section. The developmental venous anomalies (DVAs, so-called venous angiomas) will serve as a model for the venous variations. This will facilitate our understanding of variability and permit us to predict the different possible variants for the cerebral venous patterns.


Cerebral Vein Cortical Vein Straight Sinus Emissary Vein Internal Cerebral Vein 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre HospitalierUniversitaire de BicêtreLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Albert Einstein School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Beth Israel Medical Center New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Division of Neuroradiology University of Toronto / University Health Network, Department of Medical ImagingToronto Western Hospital, FP3-210TorontoCanada

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