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Skull Normal Sutures

Computed Tomography (CT) scan with 3D surface-rendered reconstructions.

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

Endocranial skull base view

Shows portions of the occipital bone and sutures

  • (j) Basioccipital; (k) paired exoccipital; (l) supraoccipital; and (m) interparietal. Associated synchondroses are (n) spheno-occipital; (o)anterior intra-occipital; (p) posterior intra-occipital; (q) petro-occipital; (r) occipitomastoid; (s) and mendosal sutures. Note that o, k, p and s are paired structures.

Vertex view

Shows the lambda (point of intersection of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures) and bregma (point of intersection of the coronal and sagittal sutures.

Endocranial skull base view

Shows the basion (located on the basiocciput, at the midpoint of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum) and opisthion (located on the occipital bone, at the midpoint of the posterior margin of the foramen magnum).

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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current08:24, 17 March 2012Thumbnail for version as of 08:24, 17 March 20121,000 × 559 (92 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