International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Anatomy and Histology | India | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Wormian Bones - An Original Research Article

Dr. V. Anitha | G. Jaiharish | S. Manoj Rishi | V. S. Rishwanth

Abstract: INTRODUCTION Wormian bones may be defined as those accidental or intercalated bones found in the cranium, having no regular relation with its normal ossification centres. They are quite frequent occurrence in human beings and has certain clinical importance. BACKGROUND AND AIM - Wormian bones were discovered by OLE WORM, PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY, DENMARK. They were given the special name KEYS OF VAULT. The aim of this study is to create awareness among students regarding wormian bone and its clinical significance MATERIALS ANDMETHODS In the present study, nearly 50 skulls ( 35 full, 15 base) were searched for wormian bones along the sutures in department of anatomy, kanyakumari government medical college, nagercoil. RESULT. The incidence of wormian bones in our study was 14 % with frequent occurrence in the lambdoid suture. CONCLUSION The study helps in anatomic, forensic and radiological fields to differentiate between skull fractures and wormian bones and its role in identification of certain diseases.

Keywords: Wormian bones, Keys of vault, Skull fracture

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,

Pages: 782 - 784

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