Cerebellar veins

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Cerebellar veins are veins that drain the cerebellum, a part of the brain responsible for motor control, balance, and coordination. They are part of the cerebral venous system, which is responsible for draining deoxygenated blood from the brain back to the heart.

Anatomy[edit | edit source]

The cerebellar veins are divided into three main groups: superior cerebellar veins, inferior cerebellar veins, and the veins of the vermis.

  • The veins of the vermis drain the vermis, the worm-like structure between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum. They drain into the straight sinus and the vein of Galen.

Clinical significance[edit | edit source]

Abnormalities or damage to the cerebellar veins can lead to a variety of medical conditions. These include cerebellar stroke, cerebellar hemorrhage, and cerebellar infarction. These conditions can cause symptoms such as dizziness, loss of balance, and difficulty with fine motor skills.

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