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superficial middle cerebral vein


Definition: a large vein passing along the line of the sylvian fissure to join the cavernous sinus; it communicates with the superior sagittal sinus and transverse sinus via the superior and inferior anastomotic veins, respectively.

Synonym(s): vena media superficialis cerebri

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