Structure of the human arachnoid granulation

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  • 1 Charles S. Kubik Laboratory for Neuropathology, James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Departments of Neurology-Neuropathology and Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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✓ The human arachnoid granulation was studied by light microscopy in gapless serial sections after local postmortem perfusion of the subarachnoid space with glutaraldehyde. The smaller granulations are invested in a dural sheath several layers thick which is separated from the body of the granulation by a true subdural space. In larger granulations, there are restricted regions where the body of the granulation protrudes through the dura to enter the venous sinus directly.

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