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Duvernoy's monograph is a book in search of an audience.
The previously reported anatomical studies of cerebral veins have used a technique of injection of the
larger veins. Using an intra-arterial injection technique, the author has prepared 50 brains for study of the
venous system. He is able to illustrate a wide variation, primarily in the course of the large veins, while
noting that the smaller veins (which intimately follow the contours of the brain parenchyma) run a more uniform
course. Although the similarity between spinal and brain-stem venous drainage (both consisting of longitudinal
vessels being linked by transverse channels)
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The Superficial Veins of the Human Brain. Veins of the Brain Stem and of the Base of the Brain.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:443–444. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-443_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):443-444.
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