Definition of Sigmoid sinus

1. Noun. An S-shaped dural sinus on the temporal and occipital bones.

Exact synonyms: Sinus Sigmoideus
Generic synonyms: Sinus, Venous Sinus



Medical Definition of Sigmoid sinus

1. The S-shaped dural venous sinus lying deep to the mastoid process of the temporal bone and immediately posterior to the petrous temporal bone; it is continuous with the transverse sinus and empties into the internal jugular vein as it passes through the jugular foramen. Synonym: sinus sigmoideus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sigmoid Sinus

sigmating
sigmatism
sigmatisms
sigmatropic
sigmodont
sigmoid
sigmoid arteries
sigmoid colon
sigmoid colons
sigmoid flexure
sigmoid fossa
sigmoid groove
sigmoid kidney
sigmoid lymph nodes
sigmoid notch
sigmoid sinus (current term)
sigmoid sulcus
sigmoid vein
sigmoid veins
sigmoid volvulus
sigmoidal
sigmoidally
sigmoidectomies
sigmoidectomy
sigmoidicities
sigmoidicity
sigmoiditis
sigmoido-
sigmoidocele
sigmoidoceles

Literary usage of Sigmoid sinus

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1. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1914)
"If the sigmoid sinus is left open the infective material from the jugular bulb may be forced backward through this sinus, and thence through the petrosal to ..."

2. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1908)
"If the sigmoid sinus is left open, the infective material from the jugular bulb may be forced backward through the sigmoid sinus, and from thence through ..."

3. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1908)
"If the sigmoid sinus is left open, the infective material from the jugular bulb may be forced backward through the sigmoid sinus, and from thence through ..."

4. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"from an infective lesion (d) in sigmoid sinus. point of entrance may lead quite logically to different lesions within the cranium. ..."

5. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, Medical and Surgical: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"If the sigmoid sinus is left open the infective material from the jugular bulb may be forced backward through this sinus, and thence through the petrosal to ..."

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