Meningeal veins

  • The meningeal veins (latin: venae meningeae) are small sinuses that accompany the meningeal arteries and drain the dura mater.

    The meningeal veins arise from the plexiform vessels in the dura mater. The meningeal veins course between the corresponding meningeal arteries and the overlying bone. At the inferior margin the meningeal veins drain into the large dural sinuses and at the superior margin they drain into venous lacunae and superior sagittal sinus.

    The meningeal veins receive small inferior cerebral veins, and connect the diploic veins and superficial middle cerebral veins.