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posterior temporal diploic vein


Definition: vein with tributaries in spongy bone of posterior parietal bone coursing inferiorly to pierce inner table of bone or pass through mastoid foramen to enter transverse or sigmoid dural venous sinus.

Synonym(s): vena diploica temporalis posterior

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