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Skullcap bones

As calvaria (also skull , skull cap and skull ; latin Calvaria ), the bony roof of the skull , by the sutures associated, flat bones ( bones plana is constructed), respectively.


With its ossa plana, the skullcap forms a protection for the brain located inside . It consists of parts of the following bones:

The bones are connected to one another via sutures and, in children, enclose the two fontanelles .

The skullcap consists of three layers:

  • Lamina externa
  • Diploe (cancellous bone)
  • Internal lamina