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Great cerebral vein of galen

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Great cerebral vein of galen

a large, unpaired vein formed by the junction of the two internal cerebral veins in the caudal part of the tela choroidea of the third ventricle; it passes caudally between the splenium of the corpus callosum and the pineal gland, curving dorsally to merge with the inferior sagittal sinus to form the straight sinus.

Synonym: vena cerebri magna, great cerebral vein, great vein of galen.