Human Brain Stem Vessels

Including the Pineal Gland and Information on Brain Stem Infarction

  • Henri M. Duvernoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Henri M. Duvernoy
      Pages 1-2
  3. Material and Methods

    1. Henri M. Duvernoy
      Pages 3-4
  4. A Survey of the Brain Stem Morphology

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      Pages 5-23
  5. Arteries and Veins of the Brain Stem

  6. The Vascular Architecture of the Brain Stem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Henri M. Duvernoy
      Pages 143-235
  7. An Introduction to the Localization of Brain Stem Infarction

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-264

About this book


This book provides an overall view of the vascularization of the human brain stem. The first part of the book concerns the superficial ramifications of the arteries and veins, their points of penetration into the nervous tissue or emergence from it and their corresponding territories of distribution into the brain stem. A special study of the vascularization of the pineal gland region is joined to this part. The sedond part describes the fine internal vascular network and its correlation with the brain stem nervous structure. Finally, the vascular territories are compared with MRI views of brain stem infarction. This book will be of interest for all who work in the field of neuroscience but particularly neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists concerned with the vascular diseases in the brain. The vascularization nerves are a 'map'to endoscopic neurosurgeons.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Henri M. Duvernoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Anatomie, Faculté de Médecine et de PharmacieUniversité de Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08402-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07813-6
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