The oblique occipital sinus: A review of anatomy and imaging characteristics

R. Shane Tubbs, Anand N. Bosmia, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, Joel K. Curé, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Variations of the dural venous sinuses may result in inaccurate imaging interpretation or complications during surgical approaches. One variation of the dural venous sinuses reported infrequently in the literature is the oblique occipital sinus. The present paper reviews this anatomy and oVers illustrations of the cadaveric and imaging Wndings seen with this venous variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Dural venous sinuses
  • Occipital sinus
  • Sigmoid sinus
  • Variations
  • Venography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Tubbs, R. S., Bosmia, A. N., Mohajel Shoja, M., Loukas, M., Curé, J. K., & Cohen-Gadol, A. A. (2011). The oblique occipital sinus: A review of anatomy and imaging characteristics. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 33(9), 747-749.