URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100048.htm

Craniotomy - series—Normal anatomy

Craniotomy - series

Overview

The brain is located inside the cranium. The cranium is a set of bones which makes up the skull, and protects and holds the brain.

Review Date 3/12/2019

Updated by: Alireza Minagar, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.