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December 1962

Vertebral and Carotid Angiograms in Tentorial Herniations.

Arch Neurol. 1962;7(6):593. doi:10.1001/archneur.1962.04210060111021

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Dr. Plaut's monograph deals with the tentorium cerebelli and those intracranial structures in close proximity, as seen by arteriography after tentorial herniation.

Part I describes clearly the normal anatomy of the tentorium. Radiographing of cadavers, in which the tentorium was made radiopaque by the surface application of barium paste, or of tin-foil to its free margin, is the technique used. The relationship of the vascular structures situated close to the tentorium is beautifully demonstrated by postmortem angiograms. Sharp photographs of these specimens enhance the accompanying text.

Herniations through the incisura of the tentorium and their angiographic demonstration are described in Part II.

A brief opening discussion of the various herniations that may occur from one intracranial compartment to another is given. The author believes that changes in the contour and location of the posterior cerebral arteries and, to a lesser extent, the anterior choroidal and superior cerebellar arteries offer reliable

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