Great cerebral vein

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Vein: Vein of Galen
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Velum interpositum.
Latin vena magna cerebri
Gray's subject #170 653
Drains from    cerebrum
Source internal cerebral veins
Drains to straight sinus
Artery cerebral arteries
Dorlands
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v_05/12850873

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The great cerebral vein is one of the large blood vessels in the skull draining the cerebrum (brain).

It also has the named after "vein of Galen" (VG), named for its discoverer, the Greek physician Galen. However, it is not the only vein with this eponym.[1]

Disorders

It is prone to congenital defects, such as vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAM) and vein of Galen aneurysmal dilation (VGAD).

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