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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of the meninges and brain in situ

Relation of posterior cerebral artery to tentorium

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KEYWORDS: Brain, Cerebellum, Meninges, Vasculature.

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Exploration of the meninges and brain in situ
Relation of posterior cerebral artery to tentorium
The specimen is viewed from behind and laterally. The left half of the brain stem has been cut across in the subthalamic region. Temporal branches of the posterior cerebral artery remain in situ above the tentorium after the temporal and occipital lobes of the hemisphere have been removed. In many places the arachnoid and pia mater also are intact.
1 . Optic nerve (II)
2 . Middle cerebral artery (cut across)
3 . Internal carotid artery (within chiasmatic cistern)
4 . Middle cranial fossa
5 . Optic tract
6 . Oculomotor nerve (llI)
7 . Choroidal artery (anterior)
8 . Posterior cerebral artery
9 . Petrosal part of temporal bone (covered with dura)
10 . Upper pointer: Tributaries of basal vein in region of tip of inferior horn of lateral ventricle; Lower pointer: Tentorium cerebelli
11 . Temporal branches of posterior cerebral artery
12 . Trochlear nerve (IV)
13 . Continuation of main trunk of posterior cerebral artery
14 . Anterior cerebral artery
15 . Subcallosal gyrus
16 . Anterior communicating artery
17 . Anterior commissure (cut across)
18 . Interventricular foramen (of Monro)
19 . Free part of column of fornix
20 . Optic recess
21 . Massa intermedia (cut through)
22 . Internal capsule
23 . Choroid plexus third ventricle and stria medullaris thalami
24 . Floor of third ventricle
25 . Lateral geniculate body
26 . Cerebral auditory aqueduct
27 . Posterior commissure (cut across)
28 . Basal vein [Rosenthal]
29 . Internal cerebral vein
30 . Corpus callosum (splenium)