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Middle Meningeal Veins
Cardiovascular System

Middle Meningeal Veins

Venae meningeae mediae

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The middle meningeal vein originates within the dura matter.


The middle meningeal vein descends with the middle meningeal artery, passing through the foramen spinosum and emptying into the maxillary vein or the pterygoid plexus.


There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The middle meningeal vein drains the dura mater.

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Vein is a secreted ligand for the Drosophila EGFR receptor homolog (EGFR), and EGFR-mediated activation of the Ras/MAP kinase pathway is essential for longitduinal glial cell survival (Hidalgo et al., 2001).

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