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.)
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
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.
Calcification of the falx cerebri is more prevalent in older patients, often without a determinable cause, and without pathogenic symptoms.
- Falx (disambiguation) — other parts of the anatomy with names including "falx"
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- Anatomy photo:28:st-1602 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- MedEd at Loyola grossanatomy/dissector/labs/h_n/cranium/cn1_1a.htm