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Anatomy Research International - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 279814, 9 pages -

Research Article

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College, Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA

Department of Mechanical Engineering, City College, City University of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, NY 10031, USA

Received 28 January 2015; Accepted 16 April 2015

Academic Editor: David Tai Wai Yew

Copyright © 2015 Parisa Saboori and Ali Sadegh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The interface between the brain and the skull consists of three fibrous tissue layers, dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater, known as the meninges, and strands of collagen tissues connecting the arachnoid to the pia mater, known as trabeculae. The space between the arachnoid and the pia mater is filled with cerebrospinal fluid which stabilizes the shape and position of the brain during head movements or impacts. The histology and architecture of the subarachnoid space trabeculae in the brain are not well established in the literature. The only recognized fact about the trabeculae is that they are made of collagen fibers surrounded by fibroblast cells and they have pillar- and veil-like structures. In this work the histology and the architecture of the brain trabeculae were studied, via a series of in vivo and in vitro experiments using cadaveric and animal tissue. In the cadaveric study fluorescence and bright field microscopy were employed while scanning and transmission electron microscopy were used for the animal studies. The results of this study reveal that the trabeculae are collagen based type I, and their architecture is in the form of tree-shaped rods, pillars, and plates and, in some regions, they have a complex network morphology.

Autor: Parisa Saboori and Ali Sadegh

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/


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