by Abhishek



Neuroanatomy have endeavored 1) to provide a structural basis for understanding the function of the central nervous system; 2) to emphasize points of clinical relevance through use of appropriate terminology and examples; and 3) to integrate neuroanatomical and clinical information in a format that will meet the educational needs of the user. The goal of the sixth edition is to continue this philosophy and to present structural information and concepts in an even more clinically useful and relevant format. Information learned in the basic science setting should flow as seamlessly as possible into the clinical setting. I have received many constructive suggestions and comments from my colleagues and students. This is especially the case for the modifications made in Chapters 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9 in this new edition. The names of the individuals who have provided suggestions or comments are given in the Acknowledgments. This thoughtful and helpful input is greatly appreciated and has influenced the preparation of this new edition. The major changes made in the sixth edition of Neuroanatomyare as follows: First, recognizing that brain anatomy is seen in clear and elegant detail in MRI and CT, and that this is the primary way the brain is viewed in the health care setting, additional new images have been incorporated into this new edition. Every effort has been made to correlate the MRI or CT with brain or spinal cord anatomy by relating these images on the same page or on facing pages. New MRI or CT have been introduced into chapter 2 (spinal cord, meningeal hemorrhages correlated with the meninges, cisterns, hemorrhage into the brain, hemorrhage into the ventricles correlated with the structure of the ventricles), chapter 5 (spinal cord and brainstem), and chapter 8 (vascular)

Chapter 1:   Nueroanotomy