Pain sensitive and pain insensitive intracranial structures.

Pain sensitive

  1. Cranial venous sinuses with afferent veins
  2. Arteries at base of brain and arteries of dura eg:Middle meningeal artery
  3. Dura around venous sinuses and vessels
  4. Falx cerebri

Pain Insensitive

  1. Brain parenchyma
  2. Ependyma
  3. Choroid plexus
  4. Piamater
  5. Arachnoid
  6. Dura over convexities of skull

 

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