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September 1968

THE VEINS OF THE POSTERIOR FOSSA—ANTERIOR OR PETROSAL DRAINING GROUP

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1. The posterior fossa venous system can be divided into superior (or Galenic), anterior (or petrosal), and posterior (or tentorial) groups. The second or petrosal group of veins is the subject of this paper.
2. The petrosal group of veins may be divided into: (a) veins related to the anterior aspect of the brain stem—anterior ponto-mesencephalic vein, transverse pontine vein, lateral pontine vein, anterior medullary vein and parenchymal perforating
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veins; (b) veins in the wing of the precentral cerebellar fissure—brachial veins; (c) veins on the superior and inferior surfaces of the cerebellar hemisphere-superior hemispheric and inferior hemispheric veins including the vein of the great horizontal fissure; (d) veins on the cerebellar side (medial tonsillar vein) and medullary side (retro-olivary vein and vein of the restiform body) of the cerebello-medullary fissure; and (e) the vein of the lateral recess of the fourth ventricle.
3. The anatomy and the roentgen appearances of the tributaries of the petrosal
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vein are described in detail. One example of displacement and deformation of the veins associated with an acoustic neuroma is illustrated.

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American Journal of Roentgenology
Pages: 36 - 56

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YUN PENG HUANG, M.D.
From the Department of Radiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
BERNARD S. WOLF, M.D.
From the Department of Radiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
SANFORD P. ANTIN, M.D.
From the Department of Radiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
TOSHIO OKUDERA, M.D.
From the Department of Radiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

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