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Transverse sinus

transverse sinus

A paired dural venous sinus that drains the confluence of sinuses, running along the occipital attachment of the tentorium cerebelli and terminating in the sigmoid sinus.

Synonym: sinus transversus, lateral sinus.

transverse pericardial sinus, a passage in the pericardial sac between the origins of the great vessels, i.e., posterior to the intrapericardial portions of the pulmonary trunk and ascending aorta and anterior to the superior vena cava and superior to the atria; it is formed as a result of the flexure of the heart tube, partially approximating the great venous and arterial vessels.

Synonym: sinus transversus pericardii, theile's canal, transverse sinus of pericardium.


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