Cranium

What is Cranium?

Cranium meaning The bones that form the head. The cranium is made up of cranial bones (bones that surround and protect the brain) and facial bones (bones that form the eye sockets, nose, cheeks, jaw, and other parts of the face). An opening at the base of the cranium is where the spinal cord connects to the brain. Part of the axial skeleton, which is made up of 80 bones.The cranium contains the following bones: frontal, occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, 2 temporal, and 2 parietal bones. They are joined together by suturae and are immovable.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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