pericranium


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pericranium

 [per″ĭ-kra´ne-um]
the periosteum of the skull. adj., adj pericra´nial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·i·cra·ni·um

(per'i-krā'nē-ŭm), [TA]
The periosteum of the skull.
Synonym(s): periosteum cranii [TA]
[peri- + G. kranion, skull]
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pericranium

(pĕr′ĭ-krā′nē-əm)
n. pl. pericra·nia (-nē-ə)
The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.

per′i·cra′ni·al adj.
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per·i·cra·ni·um

(per'i-krā'nē-ŭm) [TA]
The periosteum of the skull.
[peri- + G. kranion, skull]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pericranium

The PERIOSTEUM covering the outer surface of the skull.
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Significant effort has been taken in designing repairs for defects of this type, to include soft-tissue flaps (including pericranium, galea aponeurotica, and frontalis or temporalis muscle) or to perform flee-tissue transfer.
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With the patient under general anesthesia, the expander was placed through a small incision in the healthy scalp beyond the donor area by creating a pocket between the galea aponeurotica and the pericranium. Incision for insertion for expander was always radial to the expander.
Free skin grafts reconstruction requires an intact pericranium to supply vascularization to the graft.
This provided for a large anterior flap, which could be easily retracted to achieve wide exposure of the underlying pericranium and fascia.
Through a retromastoid incision the muscle, fascia, and pericranium are dissected away from the calvaria.
The grafting material may be Gore-Tex, fascia lata, or pericranium. The wound is then closed.