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Left side profile line drawing of brain [2], c.1940

 Item
Identifier: LHB1/61A/94/1/2

Scope and Contents

Black and white line drawing, showing the side profile of a head with detail of a brain with a tumour and the spinal cord, which is undergoing a procedure. Sagittal view of the head and neck, depicting a cerebellar tumour causing foraminal impaction; whereby the cerebellar tonsils have herniated downwards through the foramen magnum due to an increase in intracranial pressure caused by the tumour. This has resulted in the pons being compressed as it passes through the foramen magnum. A needle aspirate of CSF is seen being taken from the cervical region. Annotated on front, '7. Foraminal Impaction' and on back, 'Cerebellum too high.'

Dates

  • c.1940

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Physical Description

Black and white line drawing on white card.

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Extent

1 drawings

Physical Description

Black and white line drawing on white card.

Dimensions

Approximately 28cmW x 32.5cmH

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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