Adams & Graham's Introduction to Neuropathology by David I. Graham, James A.R. Nicoll, Ian Bone (Eds.)

By David I. Graham, James A.R. Nicoll, Ian Bone (Eds.)

Advent to Neuropathology 3Ed continues to be an introductory textual content, yet extra scientific fabric has been brought to make it appropriate to neurologists and a few psychiatrists, in addition to pathologists. This comprises the addition of small quantities of textual content all through, plus neuroimages, together with sensible MRI, that is in color. moreover, the textual content has been up to date all through with a brand new crew of contributing authors.

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Visual stimuli (visual inattention). Intrapersonal neglect can take the form of difficulty with dressing (dressing apraxia) or denial of unilateral defects such as hemiparesis (anosognosia) or a lack of concern for them (anosodiaphoria). Visual field loss, in the form of a lower quadrantanopia, will occur if the optic radiation is damaged. Bilateral parietal lobe disease is rare, though it can occur as the result of a hypotensive episode with bilateral arterial boundary zones ischemia. Unilateral disease is most frequently due to middle cerebral artery territory ischemic cerebrovascular disease (Fig.

9). These layers are not of homogeneous thickness throughout the cerebral cortex, but show considerable regional variation; for example, in that part of the neocortex that receives major sensory projections, the granular layer is more prominent than the pyramidal layer (granular cortex), the opposite being the case in areas from which major motor projections emanate (the agranular or pyramidal cortex). Based on these subtle differences in cytoarchitecture, Brodmann (1909) and Von Economo (1927) divided the cerebral cortex into specific regions, implying that each discrete area had a specific and unique function.

The frontal lobes also control contralateral head and eye turning, inhibition of bladder and bowel voiding (Fig. 12) and play an important part in the maintenance of personality and initiative. 12 Cerebral hemispheres. Left and right lateral and medial surfaces. 12) lies anterior to the central sulcus, with the areas responsible for movement in the face, arms and trunk on the lateral surface and those serving movement in the legs on the medial surface. It can be seen (Fig. 13) that certain functions, such as hand or lip movements, have a greater area of cortical representation (the homunculus).

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