The pia mater: a comprehensive review of literature

@article{Adeeb2013ThePM,
  title={The pia mater: a comprehensive review of literature},
  author={Nimer Adeeb and Martin M. Mortazavi and Aman Deep and Christoph J. Griessenauer and Koichi Watanabe and Mohammadali M. Shoja and Marios Loukas and R. Shane Tubbs},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={1803-1810}
}
IntroductionThe pia mater has received less attention in the literature compared to the dura and arachnoid maters. However, its presence as a direct covering of the nervous system and direct relation to the blood vessels gives it a special importance in neurosurgery.MethodA comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to study all that we could find relating to the pia mater, including history, macro- and microanatomy, embryology, and a full description of the related structures… 

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