Must we still call cavernous sinus the parasellar vascular and nervous crossroads? The necessity of a definite topographical description of the region

  • J. N. Taptas


The parasellar space known since Winslow (1732) as the cavernous sinus, although an important vascular and nervous crossroads, has for long been a matter of controversy. The fact that its description still differs from one book to another and that the same term is used to designate the space itself and one of its components, is confusing, particularly for the medical student.


Internal Carotid Artery Cavernous Sinus Middle Fossa Superior Orbital Fissure Superior Ophthalmic Vein 


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