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Cranial Sinuses MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cranial Sinuses
Tree Number(s)
A07.015.908.224
Unique ID
D003392
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003392
Annotation
do not confuse with CEREBRAL VEINS
Scope Note
Large endothelium-lined venous channels situated between the two layers of DURA MATER, the endosteal and the meningeal layers. They are devoid of valves and are parts of the venous system of dura mater. Major cranial sinuses include a postero-superior group (such as superior sagittal, inferior sagittal, straight, transverse, and occipital) and an antero-inferior group (such as cavernous, petrosal, and basilar plexus).
Entry Term(s)
Cranial Venous Sinuses
Intracranial Sinuses
NLM Classification #
WG 625.C7
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Cranial Sinuses Preferred
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