The term scalp is applied to the soft tissues covering the vault
The scalp consists of five layers. From superficial to deep these are as follows:
- Connective tissue (superficial fascia).
- Aponeurosis (occipitofrontalis muscle and its
- Loose areolar tissue.
The sequence of the layers of scalp can be easily remembered by a perfect mnemonic SCALP derived by using initial
letter of each layer.