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Last Updated: February 5, 2020


The cerebrum is a remarkably beautiful and delicate structure (Fig. 1.1). The goal of the study of microsurgical anatomy is to perform gentle, precise, and accurate neurosurgery and to be able to navigate safely around and through the cerebrum and intracranial space. Essential to proceeding through the cranium and the brain’s surface to the depths is an awareness of the site of the most valuable and vulnerable cortical and subcortical areas and the location of these eloquent areas in relation to the cranial and cerebral landmarks. This requires that the surgeon have a see-through x-ray-type microsurgical knowledge that visualizes deep structures in relation to the surface area exposed and weighs the value of tissue along each route to the targeted intracranial and intracerebr...