Choose article

Veins of labyrinth

The veins of the labyrinth (also known as internal auditory veins, Latin: venae labyrinthi) are venous blood vessels that accompany the labyrinthine artery. The veins of the labyrinth collect blood from structures of the inner ear.

These veins arise from the union of veins of the vestibule and semicircular canals at the base of the modiolus of the inner ear. Further, the veins of the labyrinth pass through the internal acoustic meatus and empty into the posterior part of the superior petrosal sinus or into the inferior petrosal sinus.