|Brain: Falx cerebri|
Diagrammatic representation of a section across the top of the skull, showing the membranes of the brain, etc. (Falx cerebri is yellow line running down center.)
The falx cerebri, also known as the cerebral falx, so named from its sickle-like form, is a strong, arched fold of dura mater that descends vertically in the longitudinal fissure between the cerebral hemispheres.
Its upper margin is convex, and attached to the inner surface of the skull in the middle line, as far back as the internal occipital protuberance; it contains the superior sagittal sinus. Its lower margin is free and concave, and contains the inferior sagittal sinus.
The falx cerebri is known to calcify with age.
- Falx (disambiguation) — other parts of the anatomy with names including "falx"
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Falx cerebri.|
- Anatomy photo:28:st-1602 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- MedEd at Loyola grossanatomy/dissector/labs/h_n/cranium/cn1_1a.htm