Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Galea aponeurotica

Galea aponeurotica

Galea aponeurotica
File:Gray378.png
Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Galea aponeurotica visible at top.)
Details
Latin Galea aponeurotica,
Aponeurosis epicranialis,
Aponeurosis epicrania
Identifiers
Gray's p.380
Dorlands
/Elsevier
g_01/12383152
TA Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 277: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
TH Template:Str mid/core.html {{#property:P1694}}
TE {{#property:P1693}}
FMA Template:FMA
Anatomical terminology

The galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis, aponeurosis epicranialis) is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which covers the upper part of the cranium; behind, it is attached, in the interval between its union with the occipitales, to the external occipital protuberance and highest nuchal lines of the occipital bone; in front, it forms a short and narrow prolongation between its union with the Frontales.

On either side it gives origin to the Auriculares anterior and superior; in this situation it loses its aponeurotic character, and is continued over the temporal fascia to the zygomatic arch as a layer of laminated areolar tissue.

It is closely connected to the integument by the firm, dense, fibro-fatty layer which forms the superficial fascia of the scalp: it is attached to the pericranium by loose cellular tissue, which allows the aponeurosis, carrying with it the integument to move through a considerable distance.

Additional images

See also

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links


Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found.