cerebral vein

Great cerebral vein

The great cerebral vein is one of the large blood vessels in the skull draining the cerebrum (brain).

It is also known as the "vein of Galen" (VG), named for its discoverer, the Greek physician Galen. However, it is not the only vein with this eponym.


It is prone to congenital defects, such as vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAM) and vein of Galen aneurysmal dilation (VGAD).

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