Cerebral veins

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Vein: Cerebral veins
Sagittal section of the skull, showing the sinuses of the dura. (Cerebral veins labeled at center left.)
Latin vv. cerebri
Gray's subject #170 652
Artery cerebral arteries

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The cerebral veins are divisible into external and internal (internal cerebral veins) groups according as they drain the outer surfaces or the inner parts of the hemispheres.

The external veins are the superior cerebral veins, inferior cerebral veins, and middle cerebral vein.

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