superior ophthalmic vein

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Related to superior ophthalmic vein: angular vein, cavernous sinus
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Noun1.superior ophthalmic vein - a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica - either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
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On CT scan of the brain features of CCF like extraocular muscle thickness, dilated superior ophthalmic vein and prominent cavernous sinus should be looked for.
4 In our case the patient was also diagnosed with the help of MRI and MR angiography which showed dilated superior ophthalmic vein and the CCF (Figure-1).
Likewise, the ethmoid veins communicate with the superior ophthalmic veins, and one or more of them pierce the cribriform plate and join the veins of the frontal lobe.
CT and MR angiography reveals enlarged right cavernous sinuses with several dilated venous channels including ipsilateral superior ophthalmic vein in the right orbit.
In addition to these characteristic features, other findings may include: spinal meningeal diverticula, collapsed superior ophthalmic vein, reduction in the angle of vein of Galen and internal cerebral vein (the venous hinge sign).

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