From outermost to innermost, what are the names and the correct order of the meninges around the brain?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2016
  1. Dura mater
  2. Arachnoid mater
  3. Pia mater


From outermost to innermost, Meninges around the brain has three layers : 1. The dura mater 2. the arachnoid mater and 3. the pia mater.

The dura mater has two layers : periosteal and meningeal. There is a space between the dura mater and the arachnoid mater, called subdural space. There is also a space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, which is called subarachnoid space.

Following diagram shows different layers of the meninges and their order around brain :