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n. pl. cal·var·i·ums or cal·var·i·a (-ē-ə)
The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.

[Latin calvāria, skull, from calva, from calvus, bald.]
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(Zoology) the top part of the skull of vertebrates. Nontechnical name: skullcap
[C14: from Late Latin: (human) skull, from Latin calvus bald]
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Noun1.calvaria - the dome of the skull
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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Melatonin enhances vertical bone augmentation in rat calvaria secluded spaces.
Holoprosencephaly, encephalocele, myelomeningocele, dysplastic calvaria, agenesis of the corpus callosum, ventriculomegaly, Arnold-Chiari malformation, omphalocele, gastroschisis, low nasal bridge, exophthalmia, heart defects, and renal agenesis are the other described associated abnormalities (7,11).
The arteries from the cephalic extremities originate in the aortic arch, through the common carotid artery in the left half (directly) or through the brachiocephalic trunk in the right half (indirectly); the external carotid artery is distributed to the anatomic structures located in the neck, visceral cranium and calvaria. The internal carotid artery participates in the vascularization of the brain (Timnea, Baican, 2017).
(50) investigated the effect of T-PRF on bone healing and reported that new bone maturation rate as for new bone formation in the defects induced in rabbit calvaria is at its highest statistically significant level when compared with other groups.
Bony manifestations include cystic lesions, hyperostosis of the inner table of the calvaria, osteoblastic changes, periosteal new bone and scoliosis.
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with thinning of the calvaria and skull base, according to a study published online May 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Because his age was not suitable for autologous bone grafting and his inner table of the calvaria was clear.
Description of parameters used in this study Parameter Lines Description L1 From porus of IAC to most posterior incision site L2 From fundus of IAC to most posterior incision site L3 Tangential to posterior semicircular canal from most posterior incision site L4 From fundus to most posterior point of posterior semicircular canal L5 IAC vector Angles A1 Angle between L1 and L2 A2 Angle between L1 and L3 A3 Angle between direction of posterior semicircular canal and midline in coronal plane A4 Angle between L5 and L3 Distances D1 From meet point of L4 to calvaria to retro- auricular sulcus D2 From fondus to porus D3 From meet point of L3 and IAC to porus P1 D3/D2 Table 2.