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]
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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
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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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A 4 French vertebral catheter was placed in bilateral inferior petrosal sinuses. Samples were obtained pre vasopressin injection, post vasopressin injection at 5 minutes and 10 mins from both inferior petrosal sinuses and the peripheral blood.
Superior and inferior ophthalmic veins, (SOV, IOV) drain into CS which in turn drain into the superior and inferior petrosal sinuses [Figure 1].
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.
After the correct placement of the catheters, simultaneous blood samples are obtained from the periphery, left and right inferior petrosal sinuses, and CRH or DDAVP is injected, and post-injection ACTH samples are obtained from each of the two sinuses and periphery at 3, 5, 10 and 15 minutes (3,14).

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