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The Diploic Veins

The diploic veins or Venæ Diploicæ occupy channels in the diploë of the cranial bones. They are large and exhibit at irregular intervals pouch-like dilatations; their walls are thin, and formed of endothelium resting upon a layer of elastic tissue. So long as the cranial bones are separable from one another, these veins are confined […]