Galea aponeurotica

The galea aponeurotica (also called the Galeal or epicranial aponeurosis or the aponeurosis epicranialis) is a tough fibrous sheet of connective tissue that extends over the cranium, forming the middle (third) layer of the scalp.

Gross anatomy


Related pathology

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 13465
Section: Anatomy
Tags: cases, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Galeal aponeurosis
  • Epicranial aponeurosis
  • Aponeurosis epicranialis
  • Galea aponeurosis

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