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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 1. Head and Neck

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 1. Head and Neck

Plate 1.1

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 1.1

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Scalp
2. Dura mater

3. Subarachnoid space

4. Superior sagittal sinus
5. Parietal bone

6. Falx cerebri
7. Superior sagittal sinus

In this section, some of the protective coverings of the brain are seen: the scalp (1), parietal bone (5), and dura mater (2). A dural fold, the falx cerebri (6), fills the interhemispheric fissure. Within the falx cerebri a dural venous sinus, the superior sagittal sinus, is seen (4, 7). The subarachnoid space (3) is seen within brain sulci.  

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