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Craniotomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

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.

Update Date 2/27/2013

Updated by: Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.