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Skull Normal Sutures

Computed Tomography (CT) scan with 3D surface-rendered reconstructions. Vertex and Lateral view.

Sutures and Fontanels

  • a - Metopic suture
  • b - coronal sutures
  • c - sagittal suture
  • d - lambdoid suture
  • e - squamosal suture
  • f - anterior fontanel
  • g - posterior fontanel
  • h - sphenoidal fontanel
  • i - mastoid fontanel

Skull CT Images: Normal overview | Normal vertex and lateral | Normal endocranial and vertex | Normal Vertex - Fontanels | Dolichocephaly and Scaphocephaly | Coronal Synostosis | Anterior Plagiocephaly | Turricephaly | Posterior Plagiocephaly | Deformational Plagiocepahly | Trigonocephaly | Oxycephaly | Computed Tomography

See also Vertex view 2

Lateral view

  • Cranial vault bones usually ossify from the center to periphery, which results in this “widened” appearance of the sutures in the newborn.

Links: Skull Development | Historic - skull of a human fetus of 43 millimeters greatest length | Computed Tomography


Khanna PC, Thapa MM, Iyer RS & Prasad SS. (2011). Pictorial essay: The many faces of craniosynostosis. Indian J Radiol Imaging , 21, 49-56. PMID: 21431034 DOI.


Paritosh C Khanna © 2007 - 2012 Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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current08:23, 17 March 2012Thumbnail for version as of 08:23, 17 March 20121,000 × 526 (89 KB)Z8600021 (talk | contribs)==Skull Normal Sutures== Computed Tomography (CT) scan with 3D surface-rendered reconstructions. ===A - Vertex view=== ===B - Lateral view=== * (a) Metopic suture; (b) coronal sutures; (c) sagittal suture; (d) lambdoid suture; (e) squamosal suture; (f