The cranial dura mater: A review of its history, embryology, and anatomy

Nimer Adeeb, Martin M. Mortazavi, R. Shane Tubbs, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Abstract

Introduction The dura mater is important to the clinician as a barrier to the internal environment of the brain, and surgically, its anatomy should be well known to the neurosurgeon and clinician who interpret imaging. Methods: The medical literature was reviewed in regard to the morphology and embryology of specifically, the intracranial dura mater. A historic review of this meningeal layer is also provided. Conclusions: Knowledge of the cranial dura mater has a rich history. The embryology is complex, and the surgical anatomy of this layer and its specializations are important to the neurosurgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-837
Number of pages11
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Cranium
  • Dura mater
  • Meninges
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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