superior ophthalmic vein

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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

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Engorged superior ophthalmic veins on the right side.
Additional features can be collapsed superior ophthalmic vein, reduction in the angle of vein of Galen and internal cerebral vein (the venous hinge sign).
Doppler Flow Imaging: Chen et al26 have successfully demonstrated that the engorgement of the intracranial venous sinuses can be determined by measuring the diameter and maximum flow velocity of the superior ophthalmic vein, a tributary of the cavernous sinus, using Doppler Flow imaging.
Displacement of the superior ophthalmic vein in any direction from its normal course should be considered as abnormal.
Orbital venography often disclosed abnormalities in filling of the superior ophthalmic vein or cavernous sinus, but these techniques are difficult and therefore not consistently performed.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain demonstrated findings consistent with meningitis, a small right-sided subdural empyema and partial thrombosis of bilateral superior ophthalmic veins and cavernous sinus.
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