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Superficial Middle Cerebral Vein (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Superficial Middle Cerebral Vein (Right)

Vena cerebri media superficialis

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The superficial middle cerebral vein (Sylvian vein, or vein of Sylvian fissure) originates on the lateral surface of the hemisphere. Running along the lateral cerebral sulcus the superficial middle cerebral vein communicates with the superior sagittal and transverse sinuses before ending in either the cavernous or sphenoparietal sinus.

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Superficial Middle Cerebral Vein

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The superficial middle cerebral vein runs along the lateral sulcus draining most of the temporal lobe into the cavernous sinus or into the nearby sphenoparietal sinus.

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