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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Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the diagnosis of Cushing disease.
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The presence of a unilateral hypoplastic or plexiform inferior petrosal sinus may result in false-negative results regarding the central-to-peripheral ACTH gradient, and it also leads to misleading values in side-to-side gradients.
A critical analysis of the value of simultaneous inferior petrosal sinus sampling in Cushing's disease and the occult ectopic adrenocorticotropin syndrome.
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Venous angiography is needed to interpret inferior petrosal sinus and cavernous sinus sampling data for lateralizing adrenocorticotropin-secreting adenomas.
The traditional approach has been embolizing the fistula from arterial approach however, in some cases due to multiple arterial feeders transvenous embolization is also adopted and cavernous sinus is directly occluded via inferior petrosal sinus approach.

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