superior petrosal sinus


A paired sinus of the dura mater in the groove on the superior margin of the petrous part of the temporal bone, connecting the cavernous sinus with the transverse sinus.

Nearby words

  1. superior oblique muscle,
  2. superior oblique muscle of head,
  3. superior ophthalmic vein,
  4. superior orbital fissure,
  5. superior ovary,
  6. superior phrenic vein,
  7. superior planet,
  8. superior pulmonary vein,
  9. superior rectal vein,
  10. superior rectus muscle

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