basal vein

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ba·sal vein

[TA]
a large vein originating from the confluence of veins from the orbital cortex (anterior cerebral veins [TA]) and the area of the insular cortex [deep middle cerebral vein [TA] (vena media profunda cerebri [TA]), insular veins [TA] (venae insulares [TA])], and passing caudally and dorsally along the medial surface of the temporal lobe, eventually emptying into the great cerebral vein. The basal vein receives tributaries from structures along its course; these include vein of olfactory gyrus [TA] (vena gyri olfactori [TA]), inferior thalamostriate veins [TA] (venae thalamostriatae inferiores [TA]), inferior ventricular vein [TA] (vena ventricularis inferior [TA]), inferior choroid vein [TA] (vena choroidea inferior [TA]), and peduncular veins [TA] (venae pedunculares [TA]).
See also: common basal vein, inferior basal vein, superior basal vein.

basal vein

A vein along the base of the brain that runs from the cavernous sinus, around the cerebral peduncle, and into the vein of Galen. Tributaries of the basal vein include the anterior cerebral, deep middle cerebral, and striate veins.
See also: vein

ba·sal vein

(bāsăl vān) [TA]
Large vein originating from the confluence of veins from the orbital cortex and passing caudally and dorsally along the medial surface of the temporal lobe, eventually emptying into the great cerebral vein.