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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)
The Superficial Veins of the Human Brain. Veins of the Brain Stem and of the Base of the Brain.. Ann Intern Med. ;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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