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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