inferior petrosal sinus

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in·fe·ri·or pe·tro·sal si·nus

[TA]
a paired dural venous sinus running in the groove on the petrooccipital fissure connecting the cavernous sinus with the superior bulb of the internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): sinus petrosus inferior [TA]

inferior petrosal sinus

A dural sinus that drains the cavernous sinus posteriorly into the superior jugular bulb of the internal jugular vein.
See also: sinus

Englisch,

Josef, Austrian physician, 1835-1915.
Englisch sinus - a paired dural venous sinus running in the groove on the petrooccipital fissure connecting the cavernous sinus with the superior bulb of the internal jugular vein. Synonym(s): inferior petrosal sinus
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Superior and inferior ophthalmic veins, (SOV, IOV) drain into CS which in turn drain into the superior and inferior petrosal sinuses [Figure 1].
1) It is formed by the union of the sigmoid and inferior petrosal dural venous sinuses within the jugular foramen.
The sigmoid sinus, inferior petrosal sinus, meningeal branches of occipital and ascending pharyngeal arteries, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve and accessory nerve with their ganglia traverse the foramen.
Subsequent bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sample (BIPSS) was performed for the localization diagnosis [Figure 1]d, which demonstrated adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) level of inferior petrosal sinus and femoral vein at 0 min were 691.
The gold standard CRH test is performed using bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (9).
A critical analysis of the value of simultaneous inferior petrosal sinus sampling in Cushing's disease and the occult ectopic adrenocorticotropin syndrome.
The efferent are basilar plexus end inferior petrosal sinus.
The patient was referred for inferior petrosal sinus vein sampling, which surprisingly did not show a central to peripheral ACTH gradient.
During the procedure, cerebral angiography demonstrated an 80% stenosis of the left ICA and an ipsilateral direct CCF draining into the contralateral cavernous sinus via the intercavernous sinuses, posteriorly into the internal jugular veins through the inferior petrosal sinuses (Fig.
If this failed, venous access was made and the cavernous sinus was cannulated with microcatheter from either the inferior petrosal sinus route or through angular / ophthalmic vein and embolization was done by using pushable platinum coils (Figure-2) and/or cyanoacrylate glue.
The reason for this difference likely lies in the lack of availability in their center of the inferior petrosal sampling (IPSS) test.

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