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Related to calvaria: neurocranium, Diaphragma sellae, cranial base, Internal occipital protuberance, viscerocranium

calvaria

 [kal-var´e-ah]
the domelike superior portion of the cranium, comprising the superior portions of the frontal, parietal, and occipital bones. Called also cranial vault.
Calvaria. From Dorland's, 2000.

cal·var·i·a

, pl.

cal·var·i·ae

(kal-vā'rē-ă, -vā'rē-ē), [TA] Avoid the incorrect form calvarium.
The upper domelike portion of the skull.
Synonym(s): roof of skull, skullcap
[L. a skull]

calvaria

/cal·va·ria/ (kal-var´e-ah) [L.] the domelike superior portion of the cranium, comprising the superior portions of the frontal, parietal, and occipital bones.

calvaria

[kalver′ē·ə]
the skullcap or superior portion of the skull, which varies greatly in shape from individual to individual. In some persons the calvaria is relatively oval, in others it is more circular. The fontanels, or soft spots, in the skull of an infant are situated on the surface of the calvaria at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures and at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures. Also called calva. See also bregma.
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cal·var·i·a

, pl. calvariae (kal-var'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
The upper domelike portion of the skull.
Synonym(s): skullcap.
[L. a skull]

cal·var·i·a

, pl. calvariae (kal-var'ē-ă, -ē) [TA] Avoid the incorrect form calvarium.
Skull's upper domelike portion.
[L. a skull]

calvaria, calvarium

the domelike superior portion of the cranium, comprising the superior portions of the frontal, parietal and occipital bones.
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10) Primary reconstruction with an autologous bone graft from the calvaria is the preferred method, as this reduces morbidity, pain, and the length of hospital stay.
However, signs of increased intracranial pressure are rare given that the calvaria is capable of expanding without restraint via sutural widening.
The radiological features are unilateral loss of cerebral volume and associated compensatory bone alterations in the calvaria, like thickening, hyperpneumatization of the paranasal sinuses and mastoid cells and elevation of the petrous ridge [1].
In vitro differentiation and calcification in a new clonal osteogenic cell line derived from newborn mouse calvaria.
Visualization of bone tissue showed that the alveolar processes appeared to be thin, discontinuous, and receded, and the calvaria had large areas of red colour in diabetic rodents indicating a lower mineral concentration than the control animals.
Although the bone histology is normal in the first generation of homozygotes, the second generation show an accumulation of osteoid tissue at sites of intramembranous ossification, such as in the calvaria, clavicle, mandible, and periosteal surface of long bones.
In the 1970s, scientists reported that no new generation of Calvaria trees had sprouted in Mauritius in the last couple of centuries.
The now-extinct dodo bird once fed on the fruit of the tree Calvaria major.
Clinical follow-up has shown symmetrical calvaria contour while ultrasound examination two and six weeks postoperatively proved the cancellous bone and the MacroPore(TM) Protective Sheets to be in correct and stable position.
After the bone was removed, the defects in the left side and the right side of calvaria were grafted with the blank scaffold and rMSCs/ scaffold construct, respectively.
Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multifocal patchy regions of marrow signal abnormality involving the calvaria, skull base, and visualized upper cervical spine.