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 3 Issue 7, July 2014 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


Study of Incidence of Metopism in Adult South Indian Skulls

Dr. C. Sheshgiri | Dr. Shishirkumar [24]


Abstract: The metopism is described as persistence of suture from the nasion to the bregma. It can be complete or partial. At birth the frontal bone has a metopic suture which closes approximately by 18-24 months. Cases have been reported where the metopic suture remains patent to the seventh year.367 skulls were observed. In some cases it may persist as a complete suture extending from the nasion to the bregma. Presence of metopism may mimic or can be misdiagnosed as a traumatic fracture.


Keywords: Bregma, Fracture, Metopism, Nasion, Suture, Traumatic


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,


Pages: 735 - 736


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