Christopher J. Griessenauer

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Gabriele Fallopio was one of the greatest anatomists of the sixteenth century. He discovered and named numerous parts of the human body. His name survives to this day as it is associated with several anatomical structures including the Fallopian canal, Fallopian hiatus, Fallopian valve, Fallopian muscle, and the Fallopian tube. Our current knowledge of(More)
The cerebral ventricles have been recognized since ancient medical history. Their true function started to be realized more than a thousand years later. Their anatomy and function are extremely important in the neurosurgical panorama. The literature was searched for articles and textbooks of different topics related to the history, anatomy, physiology,(More)
The facial nerve follows a complex course through the skull base. Understanding its anatomy is crucial during standard skull base approaches and resection of certain skull base tumors closely related to the nerve, especially, tumors at the cerebellopontine angle. Herein, we review the fallopian canal and its implications in surgical approaches to the skull(More)
Medical eponyms are a component of the jargon employed by clinicians and scientists, and exploring the history behind such terms is an undertaking enjoyed by enthusiasts for the study of medical history. The Hering-Breuer reflex is mediated by the afferent fibers of the vagus nerve and consists of the inhibition of inspiration by inflation of the lungs and(More)
OBJECTIVE A handheld device using near-infrared technology(Infrascanner) has shown good accuracy for detection of traumatic intracranial haemorrhages in adults. This study aims to determine the feasibility of use of Infrascanner in children with minor head injury (MHI) in the Emergency Department(ED). Secondary aim was to assess its potential usefulness to(More)
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