Anatomy of the Cavernous Sinus and Durai AVM

  • Tomio Ohta
  • Shuro Nishimura
  • Sumiko Magari
Conference paper


The cavernous sinus was named by Winslow [6], who described it as being similar in structure to the corpus cavernosum of the penis. Since then, the anatomy of this portion of the dural sinuses has been referred to by many researchers, but their detailed anatomical descriptions on this point are not in agreement. Some anatomists are opposed to the name “cavernous sinus.” The histopathological findings of the dural arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the region of the cavernous sinus, observed in our autopsy case, were completely different from the normal anatomy usually depicted in the standard textbooks of human anatomy. This investigation was undertaken to get some idea of the relationship between the cavernous sinuses of normal adults and fetuses, and those with dural.


Internal Carotid Artery Cavernous Sinus Fatty Tissue Venous Sinus Venous Plexus 
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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomio Ohta
    • 1
  • Shuro Nishimura
    • 1
  • Sumiko Magari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryOsaka Medical SchoolTakatsukiJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyOsaka Medical SchoolTakatsukiJapan

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