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Vol 76, No 2 (2017)
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Published online: 2016-10-10
Submitted: 2016-07-07
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A previously undescribed variant of the confluence of sinuses

G. G. Tardieu, R. J. Oskouian, M. Loukas, R. S. Tubbs
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2016.0063
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Pubmed: 27813632
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(2):316-318.

open access

Vol 76, No 2 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-10-10
Submitted: 2016-07-07
Accepted: 2016-08-24

Abstract

An 8-year-old female with a history of chronic headaches and uncertain papilloedema was found to have a variant of the posterior intracranial dural venous sinuses on magnetic resonance imaging assessment of the brain. Magnetic resonance venography included in the imaging revealed a circular formation of the confluence of sinuses and absent right-sided transverse sinus. The confluence of sinuses is a highly variable structure; however, to the authors’ knowledge, a circular confluence of sinuses variant has not been reported in the literature.

Abstract

An 8-year-old female with a history of chronic headaches and uncertain papilloedema was found to have a variant of the posterior intracranial dural venous sinuses on magnetic resonance imaging assessment of the brain. Magnetic resonance venography included in the imaging revealed a circular formation of the confluence of sinuses and absent right-sided transverse sinus. The confluence of sinuses is a highly variable structure; however, to the authors’ knowledge, a circular confluence of sinuses variant has not been reported in the literature.

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Keywords

intracranial, anomalies, dura mater, anatomy

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Title

A previously undescribed variant of the confluence of sinuses

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 2 (2017)

Pages

316-318

Published online

2016-10-10

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2016.0063

Pubmed

27813632

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(2):316-318.

Keywords

intracranial
anomalies
dura mater
anatomy

Authors

G. G. Tardieu
R. J. Oskouian
M. Loukas
R. S. Tubbs

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