Galea aponeurotica

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The galea aponeurotica (also called the epicranial aponeurosis) is a tough fibrous band that extends over the cranium.

Gross anatomy


Related pathology

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

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