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What does Crista Galli mean?

We have often been asked about the practice name Crista Galli. The term comes from the Latin for the crest on the top of a cockerel’s head.

Anatomically it refers to a small ridge of bone that projects from the top of the ethmoid (a delicate bone just between the eyes), and forms the attachment for the falx-cerebri an important connection in the proper dynamic functioning of the cranium.

ethmoid with the crista galli protruding on the top right signboard wpimages/jeremy treating NM1 Sbabytreat

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