The superior petrosal sinus: a review of anatomy, embryology, pathology, and neurosurgical relevance

Mortazavi MM, Cox MA, Saker E, Krishnamurthy S, Verma K, Griessenauer CJ, Loukas M, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS.The superior petrosal sinus: a review of anatomy, embryology, pathology, and neurosurgical relevance.Neurosurg Rev. 2016 Sep 19. 

ABSTRACT

The superior petrosal sinus is located between the middle and posterior cranial fossae and is important during many neurosurgical approaches to the skull base. Using standard search engines, the anatomical and clinical importance of the superior petrosal sinus was investigated. The superior petrosal sinus is important in many neurosurgical approaches and pathological entities. Therefore, it is important for those who operate at the skull base or interpret imaging here to have a good working knowledge of its anatomy, development, and pathological involvement.