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September 1975

The Superficial Veins of the Human Brain

Arch Surg. 1975;110(9):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360150101029

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Bearing in mind that his work would be of practical value to neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons, Henri Duvernoy, professor of anatomy at the School of Medicine at Besançon, has prepared this study of the veins at the base of the brain and of the brain stem. He perfused warmed 5% to 10% gelatin solution containing India ink through the arterial system of brains immersed in warmed water. He then allowed the preparations to cool, made dissections, and photographed the areas of interest.

The first portion of the book (34 pages) is a clear and concise descriptive text in which the larger veins of the brain stem and base of the brain are first considered and then the regional architecture is described. Throughout the text, reference is given to figures that illustrate the various points that are made. The figures, 71 in all, comprise the second portion of the book. Most are

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