superior ophthalmic vein


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Related to superior ophthalmic vein: angular vein, cavernous sinus

su·pe·ri·or oph·thal·mic vein

[TA]
begins anteriorly from the nasofrontal vein, passes along the upper part of the medial wall of the orbit, passes through the superior orbital fissure, to empty into the cavernous sinus.
Synonym(s): vena ophthalmica superior [TA]
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Treatment of carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas using a superior ophthalmic vein approach.
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Lessons learned from difficult or unsuccessful cannulations of the superior ophthalmic vein in the treatment of cavernous sinus dural fistulas.
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