Anatomical Dissections for Use in Neurosurgery
advisabletoviewthesurfacestructuresofthebrainin able(theauthorstilldoessooccasionally)toorientate relationship to the skull, but then to start with re oneself on a formaldehyde-preserved brain. It is movingthebloodvesselsandleptomeningessothatin shownhowonaformaldehyde-preservedbrain,even this waythe skeletonizedorgan is dissected step by thoughitdoesnotprovidetherealconditionsofalive step, because in the preserved vascular system, the brainunderthe operative microscope, the most im structures are only partially recognizable and thus portant topographical relationships can be recog confusing. Forthisdissectiontwoorgansareneeded. nized. Inthe first dissection, thecerebrum andcerebellum Bothvolumesaretheresultofaone-yeardissection are studied. These the young neurosurgeon should course for colleagues meeting twice a week in our havebecomefamiliarduringhisinitialtraininginthe clinic.