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Presence of Wormian bone at bregma and paired frontal bone in an Indian skull

Author(s): Nayak S

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 42;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: bregma | frontal bone | metopic suture | skull | wormian bone

The occurrence of Wormian (sutural) bones in the skull is quite common. Presence of metopic suture is alsoknown. We found a case of complete metopic suture resulting in doubling of the frontal bone in an adult Indianskull. The same skull had a large Wormian bone at the bregma. Knowledge of this variation is very importantfor radiologists, orthopedic and neurosurgeons. Similar case has not been reported hitherto.

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