Superior sagittal sinus

Dr Andrew Dixon and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The superior sagittal sinus is the largest dural venous sinus. As the name suggests, it runs in a sagittal plane from the anterior aspect of the falx cerebri to its termination at the confluence of sinuses at the occipital protuberance, where it usually proceeds rightward and into the right transverse sinus. It receives venous blood from the cortical veins through the cerebral hemispheres

Anatomy: Brain
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