Abnormal Large Central Occipital Emissary Vein: A Case Report and Review of Literature
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CitationSalem, Mohamed, Parviz Dolati, Matthew R Fusco, Christopher S Ogilvy, and Ajith J. Thomas. 2016. “Abnormal Large Central Occipital Emissary Vein: A Case Report and Review of Literature.” Cureus 8 (5): e603. doi:10.7759/cureus.603. http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.603.
AbstractA detailed description of the anatomy of the central occipital emissary vein, its embryology, anatomy, and abnormal variations is not available in the literature. This is the first known case report. A 48-year-old female underwent cerebral angiography to rule out dural arterio-venous fistula. Her angiography revealed an abnormally large central occipital emissary vein originating from the torcula, penetrating the cranium and draining into the suboccipital venous plexus. We provide discussion of the case with a review of the related literature. This case and its attached radiological images introduce a new type of entity to the existing data about the cranial emissary veins.
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