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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Gilles, Floyd Harry.
Developing Human Brain : Growth and Adversities.
London : Mac Keith Press, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
F H Gilles; Marvin D Nelson
|Description:||1 online resource (viii, 400 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).|
|Contents:||Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 INTRODUCTION; Book subject matter; Brain growth and development; Investigative studies; History of cerebral palsy; Embryonic and fetal age; National Collaborative Perinatal Project; Section 1; 2 BRAIN GROWTH; Introduction; Intrauterine growth periods; Growth functions; Historic introduction to growth studies; Allometric relationships of brain weight to body parameters; Differential growth of brain regions; Variations in weight of 'normal' organs at various ages; Sex dimorphism; Developing brain vulnerability; Cellularity and total cell number. Prenatal brain growth modelPostnatal growth model; Conclusions; 3 FETAL VENTRICULAR SIZE, SURFACES, ANDAPPENDAGES; Introduction: the embryonic development of ventricles; Developmental changes in ventricular epithelia; Relative ventricular sizes throughout gestation; Dorsal mesodiencephalic junction: pineal, subcommissural organ, andmesocoelic recess; Discussion; Conclusion; 4 GERMINAL TISSUE (SUBVENTRICULARZONE); Germinal matrix lining all ventricles; Growth and loss of lateral ventricle germinal tissue; Other embryonic ventricles. Sonographic and fetal magnetic resonance images of normal germinal matrixConclusion; 5 SURFACE CONFIGURATION-GYRALPATTERN DEVELOPMENT; Introduction; Cortical surface area development: isocortex and allocortex; Timing of gyration: changing gyral patterns related to gestational age; Sulcal fundi, roots, pits, and annectant gyri; Gyri, cortical thickness, neuronal maxima, and synapses; Effects of preterm birth on gyral development; Conclusion; 6 MYELINATED TRACTS: GROWTH PATTERNS; Introduction; Materials and methods; Sequence of myelination; White matter hypoplasia; Conclusion. 7 DEVELOPING BRAIN IMAGING ANDMagnetic resonance SPECTROSCOPYIntroduction; Prescanning evaluations; Cranial ultrasonography or neurosonography; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Basic principles of magnetic resonance; Material; Data presentation; Normative developmental curves; Regional variations; Conclusions; 8 ANGIOGENESIS; Introduction; Embryonic, fetal, and early childhood angiogenesis; Blood-brain barrier development; Conclusion; Section 2 ; 9 DEVELOPMENTAL HUMAN FETALREACTIONS: AVOID, SQUINT, SCOWL, SNEER, AND PUCKER; Introduction. BackgroundResults; Neuroimaging; Conclusion; 10 BLAKE'S POUCH AND RETROCEREBELLARCYSTS: POSTERIOR FOSSA CYSTS; Normal posterior fossa development and anatomy; Leptomeningeal development; Fourth ventricular roof development; Cisterna magna; Posterior fossa cysts: general; Fibrous arachnoidal cysts; Arachnoidal duplications: Arachnoidal cysts proper; Blake's pouch and the opening of foramen of magendie; Lateral recess cysts; Dandy-Walker cysts; 'Mega' cisterna magna; Conclusion; 11 Developmental Central NervousSystem Aberration; Introduction; Changes in brain components.|
|Series Title:||Clinics in developmental medicine.|
|Responsibility:||Floyd H. Gilles, Marvin D. Nelson, Jr.|
The text is comprehensive, well referenced and supported by numerous illustrations, including pictures, tables and diagrams. This is a useful resource that takes the reader into a fascinating journey