Sagittal sulcus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sagittal sulcus
Frontal bone. Inner surface. (Sagittal sulcus visible at center but not labeled.)
Latin Sulcus sinus sagittalis superioris
Gray's p.136
Anatomical terms of bone

The internal surface of the squama frontalis of the frontal bone is concave and presents in the upper part of the middle line a vertical groove, the sagittal sulcus, the edges of which unite below to form a ridge, the frontal crest; the sulcus lodges the superior sagittal sinus, while its margins and the crest afford attachment to the falx cerebri.

It also is part of the parietal, and occipital bones.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)