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May 1976

The Superficial Veins of the Human Brain

Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(5):627. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630050101023

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This is an anatomical study of veins of the brain stem and the base of the brain. The author has examined fifty brains in which the arteries were injected with a solution of India ink, water, and gelatin. The arteries and veins were dissected under a stereoscopic microscope, and, with a complete injection, he was able to classify the veins and to determine the relative independence of the path of the superficial veins in relationship to the path of the arteries.

The most valuable part of this book is the excellent photographs showing in great clarity not only the veins, but also arteries and their relationship with structures of the brain.

This small book, which in reality is an atlas, will be of great value to the neuroanatomist, neuroradiologist, and the neurosurgeon who is expert in microsurgery.

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