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Basal Vein
Cardiovascular System

Basal Vein

Vena basalis

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The basal vein (basal vein of Rosenthal, or Rosenthal's vein) is formed from the union of the inferior striate veins, the deep middle cerebral veins and the small anterior cerebral vein. It runs posteriorly and medially, passing through the ambient cistern lateral to the midbrain before joining the internal cerebral veins to drain into the great cerebral vein.

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Basal Vein

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The basal vein of Rosenthal is paired structure, formed in the area of the anterior perforated substance, from the confluence of the anterior cerebral vein and the deep middle cerebral vein.

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