Postural dependency of the cerebral venous outflow

Lancet. 2000 Jan 15;355(9199):200-1. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(99)04804-7.


We have shown that predominance of the jugular veins in cerebrovenous drainage is limited to the supine position. In the erect position, the vertebral venous system represents the major outflow pathway.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Veins / physiology*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Jugular Veins / physiology*
  • Posture / physiology*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial