Emissary veins

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Emissary veins (also known as the vena emissaria) are the small valveless veins that pass via the foramina of the skull, providing a venous communication between the dural venous sinuses and veins of the scalp or veins inferior to the skull base.

Named emissary veins

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rID: 66436
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vena emissaria

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