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Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Accessory venous sinus of Hyrtl

R.S. Tubbs, M. Loukas, M.M. Shoja, W.J. Oakes
Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):198-199.

open access

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Variations of the intracranial venous sinuses are important to the surgeon during intraoperative procedures and to the clinician during imaging interpretation. We report a male cadaver found to have a rare venous sinus variation. In all likelihood, this sinus corresponded to the rarely reported accessory venous sinus of Hyrtl. The sinus was approximately 5 mm in width and traveled from the sphenoparietal sinus anteriorly to the veins, draining into the foramen spinosum (i.e. the middle meningeal veins) posteriorly. No other variations or obvious pathology were identified intracranially or extracranially. Knowledge of such a venous variation may be of use to the clinician.

Abstract

Variations of the intracranial venous sinuses are important to the surgeon during intraoperative procedures and to the clinician during imaging interpretation. We report a male cadaver found to have a rare venous sinus variation. In all likelihood, this sinus corresponded to the rarely reported accessory venous sinus of Hyrtl. The sinus was approximately 5 mm in width and traveled from the sphenoparietal sinus anteriorly to the veins, draining into the foramen spinosum (i.e. the middle meningeal veins) posteriorly. No other variations or obvious pathology were identified intracranially or extracranially. Knowledge of such a venous variation may be of use to the clinician.
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Keywords

intracranial; veins; variation

About this article
Title

Accessory venous sinus of Hyrtl

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)

Pages

198-199

Published online

2007-06-26

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):198-199.

Keywords

intracranial
veins
variation

Authors

R.S. Tubbs
M. Loukas
M.M. Shoja
W.J. Oakes

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