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Posterior Fossa Veins
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Vein of Galen (VofG)
    • Precentral cerebellar vein (PCV)
    • Anterior pontomesencephalic vein/venous plexus (APMV)
    • Superior vermian vein (SVV)
    • Inferior vermian vein (IVV)
    • Cerebellopontine angle (CPA)
    • Internal auditory canal (IAC)
    • Superior petrosal sinus (SPS)
    • Subarachnoid space (SAS)
  • Definitions

    • Venous drainage for midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebellum, vermis

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Anatomy Relationships

      • Vascular Territory

        IMAGING ANATOMY

        • Overview

          • Normal Imaging

            ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

            • Imaging Pitfalls

              Selected References

              1. Bender B et al: Depiction of the superior petrosal vein complex by 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(12):2249-55, 2018
              2. Tubbs RS et al: Intracranial connections of the vertebral venous plexus: anatomical study with application to neurosurgical and endovascular procedures at the craniocervical junction. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 14(1):51-7, 2018
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              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Vein of Galen (VofG)
                • Precentral cerebellar vein (PCV)
                • Anterior pontomesencephalic vein/venous plexus (APMV)
                • Superior vermian vein (SVV)
                • Inferior vermian vein (IVV)
                • Cerebellopontine angle (CPA)
                • Internal auditory canal (IAC)
                • Superior petrosal sinus (SPS)
                • Subarachnoid space (SAS)
              • Definitions

                • Venous drainage for midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebellum, vermis

              GROSS ANATOMY

              • Overview

                • Anatomy Relationships

                  • Vascular Territory

                    IMAGING ANATOMY

                    • Overview

                      • Normal Imaging

                        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                        • Imaging Pitfalls

                          Selected References

                          1. Bender B et al: Depiction of the superior petrosal vein complex by 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(12):2249-55, 2018
                          2. Tubbs RS et al: Intracranial connections of the vertebral venous plexus: anatomical study with application to neurosurgical and endovascular procedures at the craniocervical junction. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 14(1):51-7, 2018