Skull (overview)

The human skull is formed by 22 bones, excluding the 3 ossicles of the ear - the incus, malleus and stapes.

Most of the bones of the skull are immobile and are attached to each other by sutures to form the cranium, except for the mandible, which is mobile and connected to the skull at the temporomandibular joints

The bones of the skull include:

The hyoid bonewhich is located in the anterior neck and is considered as part of the viscerocranium, will also be reviewed in this section.