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Newborn Skull (CT, vertex view) Showing Anterior and Posterior Fontanels

Computed Tomography (CT) scan with 3D surface-rendered reconstruction of vertex view newborn skull with fontanels (fontanelles) and sutures. Cranial vault bones usually ossify from the center to periphery, which results in this “widened” appearance of the sutures in the newborn.

  • Anterior Fontanel (bregmatic fontanelle) - largest fontanel located at the junction of the sagittal, coronal, and frontal sutures. In the newborn it is lozenge-shaped and measures about 4 cm in its antero-posterior and 2.5 cm in its transverse diameter.
  • Posterior Fontanel - located at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoidal sutures and is triangular-shaped.
  • Lateral Fontanels - laterally located and correspond respectively with the sphenoidal and mastoid angles of the parietal bones, and are small irregular shaped.


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


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

Reference

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.

Copyright

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


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