This detailed atlas illustrates the anatomical structures of the upper basal cisterns, their topography and relationship to other intra- and extradural structures. The author expands his well-established efforts to convey his outstanding neuroanatomical knowledge to the basal cisterns. His famous anatomical drawings are based upon anatomical preparations, cadaver dissections and intraoperative pictures, in order to point out important aspects concerning microsurgical and endoscopic approaches to these parts of the brain.
Precise and detailed presentation of the relevant areas
Description of anatomical variants
Well-known drawings by Prof. Seeger
Part I: General Aspects 1. Cranial and cerebral base and its landmarks 2. Craniobasal and cerebrobasal structures close to the basal cisterns 3. Architecture of basal cisterns 4. Topography of basal cisterns 5. Extradural extensions of the basal cisterns Part II: Special Aspects 1. Cisterna laminae terminalis 2. Cisterna valleculae (carotid cistern) 3. Cisterna fossae lat. (Sylvii) 4. Cisterna chiasmatis 5. Cisterna interpeduncularis 6. Cisterna ambiens and Cisterna cruralis Part III: Synopsis -Relationships of cisterns to vessels and relationships of cranial nerves to intra- and extradural structures -Relationships of cisterns to each other -Relationships of arteries to surrounding structures -Relationships of veins to adjacent structures -Relationships of cranial nerves to adjacent structures