Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: A review with surgical implications

Martin M. Mortazavi, R. Shane Tubbs, Sheryl Riech, Ketan Verma, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Anna Zurada, Brion Benninger, Marios Loukas, Aaron A. Cohen Gadol

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Abstract

Emissary veins connect the extracranial venous system with the intracranial venous sinuses. These include, but are not limited to, the posterior condyloid, mastoid, occipital, and parietal emissary veins. A review of the literature for the anatomy, embryology, pathology, and surgery of the intracranial emissary veins was performed. Detailed descriptions of these venous structures are lacking in the literature, and, to the authors', knowledge, this is the first detailed review to discuss the anatomy, pathology, anomalies, and clinical effects of the cranial emissary veins. Our hope is that such data will be useful to the neurosurgeon during surgery in the vicinity of the emissary veins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1312-1318
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Cranial
  • Neurosurgery
  • Venous system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Mortazavi, M. M., Shane Tubbs, R., Riech, S., Verma, K., Mohajel Shoja, M., Zurada, A., ... Cohen Gadol, A. A. (2012). Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: A review with surgical implications. Neurosurgery, 70(5), 1312-1318. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e31824388f8

Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins : A review with surgical implications. / Mortazavi, Martin M.; Shane Tubbs, R.; Riech, Sheryl; Verma, Ketan; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali; Zurada, Anna; Benninger, Brion; Loukas, Marios; Cohen Gadol, Aaron A.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 70, No. 5, 01.05.2012, p. 1312-1318.

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Mortazavi, MM, Shane Tubbs, R, Riech, S, Verma, K, Mohajel Shoja, M, Zurada, A, Benninger, B, Loukas, M & Cohen Gadol, AA 2012, 'Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: A review with surgical implications', Neurosurgery, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 1312-1318. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e31824388f8
Mortazavi MM, Shane Tubbs R, Riech S, Verma K, Mohajel Shoja M, Zurada A et al. Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: A review with surgical implications. Neurosurgery. 2012 May 1;70(5):1312-1318. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e31824388f8
Mortazavi, Martin M. ; Shane Tubbs, R. ; Riech, Sheryl ; Verma, Ketan ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali ; Zurada, Anna ; Benninger, Brion ; Loukas, Marios ; Cohen Gadol, Aaron A. / Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins : A review with surgical implications. In: Neurosurgery. 2012 ; Vol. 70, No. 5. pp. 1312-1318.
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