Torcular Herophili: A Review of the History of the Term and Synonyms Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.12.104 Web of Science: 000747884500020
International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • McCormack IG, Neumann PE, Tubbs RS


  • The eponymous term torcular Herophili has been used for the confluence of sinuses. Although no original writings of Herophilus are extant, his accom-plishments and descriptions live on in the writings of such authors as Galen. However, in regard to the torcular Herophili, there are some inconsistencies in the secondary sources and their translations regarding what was actually originally described by Herophilus. Herein, we review the history of the term torcular Herophili, which is so often used in clinical medicine.

Publication date

  • 2022

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1878-8750

Number of pages

  • 6

Start page

  • 120

End page

  • 125


  • 159