Basilar plexus

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Vein: Basilar plexus
The sinuses at the base of the skull.
Latin plexus basilaris
Gray's subject #171 660
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The basilar plexus (transverse or basilar sinus) consists of several interlacing venous channels between the layers of the dura mater over the basilar part of the occipital bone, and serves to connect the two inferior petrosal sinuses.

It communicates with the anterior vertebral venous plexus.

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