Anomalous intracranial drainage of the nasal mucosa: A vein of the foramen caecum?

Diego San Millán Ruíz, Philippe Gailloud, D. A. Rüfenacht, H. Yilmaz, J. H D Fasel

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Abstract

The existence of the vein of the foramen caecum (VFC) in humans is still controversial. We present 2 patients with intracranial drainage of the nasal mucosa by a frontal cortical vein into a superior sagittal sinus, demonstrated by digital subtraction angiography. In both, the position of the intracranial passage was found to be slightly paramedian. An analogy to the VFC is made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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San Millán Ruíz, D., Gailloud, P., Rüfenacht, D. A., Yilmaz, H., & Fasel, J. H. D. (2006). Anomalous intracranial drainage of the nasal mucosa: A vein of the foramen caecum? American Journal of Neuroradiology, 27(1), 129-131.