Parietal foramen

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The parietal foramen is an opening for the parietal emissary vein, which drains into the superior sagittal sinus. Occasionally, a small branch of the occipital artery can also pass through it. It[clarification needed] is located at the back part of the parietal bone, close to the upper or sagittal border. It is not always present, and its size varies considerably.

Parietal foramen
Parietal Foramen.PNG
Surface rendered CT of the back of the skull. The parietal foramina are visible at left.
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Latinforamen parietale
TA98A02.1.02.019
TA2519
FMA53145
Anatomical terms of bone

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 134 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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