galea aponeurotica


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galea

 [ga´le-ah] (L.)
a helmet-shaped structure.
galea aponeuro´tica aponeurosis connecting the frontal and occipital bellies of the occipitofrontal muscle.

ep·i·cra·ni·al ap·o·neu·ro·sis

[TA]
the aponeurosis or intermediate tendon connecting the frontal and occipital belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle to form-with the temporoparietalis- the epicranius.
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Because the galea aponeurotica contains the muscle fibers of frontalis (Image 4) and occipitalis, engaging active and exaggerated eye, brow, and face movements deepens and extends the fascial release.
RESUMEN: El musculo frontal humano posee dos vientres formando junto, al musculo occipital y la galea aponeurotica, el musculo occipitofrontal.
[20] Allen and Johnston believe that 1) optimal closure of a scalp flap requires two layers, 2) that flaps must not be closed under tension, so as to avoid ischemia at the suture line, and 3) that the closure of the galea aponeurotica should be separated from a second suture line through dermis [21] They suggest that minimizing scalp flap necrosis depends on 1) careful handling of the flap intraoperatively (excess manipulation or prolonged angulation after reflection can cause ischemia), 2) not using Raney clips (to avoid skin-edge ischemia), 3) assuring a good vascular supply by closing the wound with minimal tension (with the use of relaxing incisions and flap undercutting if necessary), and 4) avoiding tight dressings postoperatively.