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superior sagittal sinus

 

Definition: an unpaired dural venous sinus in the sagittal groove, beginning at the foramen caecum and terminating at the confluence of sinuses where it merges with the straight sinus; receives the superior cerebral veins and has lateral extensions, the lateral venous lacunae.

Synonym(s): sinus sagittalis superiorTA, superior longitudinal sinus

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