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By J. Hume Adams

This quantity was once first released in 1982. Hume Adams and Margaret Murray have produced an atlas that illustrates simple autopsy ideas in neuropathology. It exhibits the way to get rid of the mind, the spinal wire, samples of peripheral nerve and muscle, the attention and the contents of the orbit, the arteries within the neck that offer the mind and the buildings within the base of the cranium. those constructions can then be tested in a chain that may support to explain the series of occasions resulting in a person's loss of life. How a mind will be dissected can be illustrated, and there's a ultimate bankruptcy on mind neuro-anatomy.

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Fig. 6 The diaphragma should now be held with fine forceps and the pituitary gland gently dissected free from the pituitary fossa with a scalpel, the cutting edge of the blade being directed towards the bone so that no damage is inflicted on the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland should be fixed for at least 24 hours before it is further dissected for histological examination. There may be occasions when a sagittal section is indicated but in general the greatest amount of information is obtained from a horizontal block incorporating the anterior and the posterior lobes.

5. 6. base of the skull Frontal sinus Anterior cranial fossa (roof of orbit) Lesser wing of sphenoid bone Middle cranial fossa Petrous part of temporal bone to which tentorium cerebelli is attached Posterior cranial fossa The Base of the Skull Fig. 2 36 The first step in removing the pituitary gland is to incise the posterior margin of the diaphragma sellae with a scalpel, the cutting edge of the blade pointing upwards. If this incision is not made, the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland is almost invariably damaged when the posterior part of the pituitary fossa is removed.

2 With sharp pointed scissors separate the conjunctiva from the sclera in a complete circle some 5-10 mm from the corneoscleral junction (the limbus). Fig. 3 By traction on the conjunctiva free the tissue from the sclera with sharp curved scissors. 45 The Orbit Fig. 4 46 Traction on the conjunctival flap will expose the insertion of the medial rectus muscle Fig. 5 (arrow). Insert a muscle hook into the orbit above the medial rectus muscle, pass the hook behind the muscle and pull the eye laterally.

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