inferior sagittal sinus

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in·fe·ri·or sag·it·tal si·nus

[TA]
an unpaired dural venous sinus in the lower margin of the falx cerebri, running parallel to the superior sagittal sinus and merging with the great cerebral vein to form the straight sinus.
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in·fe·ri·or sag·it·tal si·nus

(ISS) (in-fērē-ŏr saji-tăl sīnŭs) [TA]
Unpaired dural venous sinus in the lower margin of the falx cerebri, running parallel to the superior sagittal sinus and merging with the great cerebral vein to form the straight sinus.
Synonym(s): sinus sagittalis inferior [TA] , inferior longitudinal sinus.
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inferior sagittal sinus

An unpaired midline dural sinus running along the lower, free margin of the falx cerebri (over the top of the corpus callosum). It drains blood from veins in the falx and from the medial surfaces of the hemispheres, and it empties, posteriorly, into the straight sinus.
See also: sinus
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Injury to the longitudinal sinus accompanying a depressed fracture of the skull.
Compound depressed fractures of the skull involving the superior longitudinal sinus. Am J Surg 1947; 74(1):80-5.

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