Layers of the scalp (mnemonic)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

A mnemonic for the layers of the scalp is:


This is particularly helpful when considering the location of a scalp haematoma.


  • S: skin
  • C: connective tissue
  • A: (galea) aponeurosis
  • L: loose connective tissue
  • P: periosteum
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rID: 13459
System: Head & Neck
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs, cases
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