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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 118, Issue 3–4, pp 172–175 | Cite as

The termination of the vein of “Labbé” and its microsurgical significance

  • Th. Koperna
  • M. Tschabitscher
  • E. Knosp
Neuroanatomical Articles

Summary

Information about the termination of the inferior anastomotic vein of Labbé is of crucial importance in the subtemporal neurosurgical approach and its modifications. An intradural course has been observed in all cases. The vein of Labbé reaches in 3/4th the anterior third of the transverse sinus, in 73% of all cases tracing a so-called tentorial sinus. By dissecting the vein of Labbé out of its dural bed and shifting its fixation point, microsurgical access is facilitated considerably.

Keywords

Inferior anastomotic vein Labbé superficial cerebral veins transverse sinus microneurosurgical anatomy tentorial sinuses 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. Koperna
    • 1
  • M. Tschabitscher
    • 1
  • E. Knosp
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of Anatomy of the University of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery of the University of MainzFederal Republic of Germany

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