Falx cerebri

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The falx cerebri (colored red)

The falx cerebri ( Latin for " cerebral sickle ") is a vertically positioned plate attached to the center line on the inside of the skullcap . It is formed by the hard meninges ( dura mater encephali ) and separates the two cerebral hemispheres . The superior sagittal sinus runs at the point of attachment to the skull, the inferior sagittal sinus forms the lower edge (see Sinus durae matris ) of the falx cerebri . Together with the tentorium cerebelli , the cerebral sickle forms a tension belt system (tension belt = conversion of a torque into compression ), which mechanically stabilizes the cranial capsule from the inside.


  • Theodor H. Schiebler (Ed.): Anatomie. 9th edition, Springer, October 2005, 900 pages; ISBN 3-540-21966-8

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