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March 27, 1978

Radiology of the Skull and Brain, vol 3: Anatomy and Pathology

Author Affiliations

Presbyterian-St Luke's Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1978;239(13):1327. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280400067029

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The latest addition to this fine series is a concise presentation of the anatomy, pathology, and diseases of the brain that can be demonstrated by imaging techniques. Like its predecessors, this volume reflects the high standards set by the editors. The anatomy portion concentrates on skull-brain relationships, with excellent discussion of the cranial nerves, the gyri, and the internal structures of the brain. Several sections should prove useful to those doing computerized tomography of the brain, although this is not meant to be an atlas on this subject.

The chapter on the CSF might well be entitled "The Anatomy and Physiology of the Subarachnoid Space." It traces CSF from its production to its resorption. This chapter, much of whose material is from Dr Potts' own research, is probably one of the finest treatises on the formation and function of CSF and the mechanics of ventricular dilation to be found anywhere