cranial vault

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an arched or domelike structure; see also fornix.
cranial vault calvaria.
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(nū'rō-krā'nē-ŭm), [TA]
Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.
[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]
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cranial vault

Obstetrics The bones that form the movable part of the fetal skull–bones–2 frontal, 2 parietal, occipital, and mold themselves to the ♀ birth canal, allowing passage of a cephalic-presenting infant
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Hematoma expansion can lead to intracranial hypertension as the volume of blood in the cranial vault increases.
However, artificial cranial modification resulted in changes to the pattern, shape, and depth of meningeal vessel impressions in the interior of the cranial vault (Dean O'Loughlin 1996:381-2).
Cranial vault modification and ethnicity in Middle Horizon San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Group 2(3 cases): This group included cranial vault deformities without any herniation or facial component.
In the broad sense, headache is any pain or ache located in the head, but in practice, only the ones located in the cranial vault are referred to as headaches.
Skull films showed a large cranial vault with persistent open fontanelles and wide sutures, as well as wormian bones.
This left a foreign body lodged within the cranial vault. The goal is to remove the device entirely, in a timely fashion to diminish risk of infection, and without any associated intracranial bleeding.
* The operation performed, classified as one of spring cranioplasty (SC), cranial vault reconstruction (CVR), fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) and posterior vault cranioplasty (PVC).
The reported incidence of LOC in relation to facial fractures ranges from 10.8% to 55%.10 The possible reason for this happening is that, the dissipation of energy is reduced and more force is transmitted to the cranial vault, thereby resulting in a higher incidence of LOC.11, 12
While Ani's facial features appeared normal, she had a tiny cranial vault with overlapping sutures.
Cranial vault defects result from trauma, infection, tumor ablation or cerebral decompression procedures.