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Internal Carotid Venous Plexus (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Internal Carotid Venous Plexus (Right)

Plexus venosus caroticus internus

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Origin

The internal carotid venous plexus arises from the cavernous sinus, situated in the middle cranial fossa, on either side of the body of the sphenoid bone.

Course

The internal carotid venous plexus extends through the carotid canal to become extracranial.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The internal carotid venous plexus connects the cavernous sinus internal jugular vein. This collection of veins is classified as emissary veins as it joins the intradural sinuses with extracranial veins.

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) The myenteric plexus consists of ganglia located between the circular and longitudinal muscle layers.

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