Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Radiographs of the brain

Lateral pneumoencephalogram

Image #34-4

KEYWORDS: Ventricules, Overview.

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Radiographs of the brain
Lateral pneumoencephalogram
Air was injected into the lumbar subarachnoid space of this subject, a 1 year old child. The gas has entered the subarachnoid spaces surrounding the brain. The major subarachnoid cisterns are filled and, in addition, the sulci of the cerebral hemispheres in many places contain enough gas to render them visible.
1 . Cribriform plate of ethmoid bone
2 . Chiasmatic cistern
3 . Interpeduncular cistern
4 . Diaphragma sellae (upper pointer) & sella turcica (lower pointer)
5 . Inferior horn of lateral ventricle (lower pointer indicates overlapping of the outlines of the right and left ventricles)
6 . Pontine cistern and pons
7 . Cerebral aqueduct
8 . Lateral part of pontine cistern
9 . Outline of petrosal part of temporal bone
10 . Fourth ventricle
11 . Anterior arch of atlas
12 . Medial aperture fourth ventricle (foramen Magendie)
13 . Cerebellomedullary cistern (cisterna magna)
14 . Fastigium
15 . Orbital part of frontal bone
16 . Anterior horn of lateral ventricle
17 . Coronal Suture
18 . Trephine opening (note surgical clips)
19 . Third ventricle
20 . Interventricular foramen (of Monro)
21 . Central part lateral ventricle
22 . Cisterna venae magnae cerebri (cisterna ambiens)
23 . Atrium of lateral ventricle
24 . Posterior horn lateral ventricle