Morphological Study of Metopic Suture in Adult South Indian Skulls

Nelluri, Venumadhav (2012) Morphological Study of Metopic Suture in Adult South Indian Skulls. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 23-28. ISSN 2277 - 4505

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The metopic suture is formed at the meeting of the two halves of the frontal bone, in the midline.Normally it starts to close in the second year of life and within a short duration, gets completely obliterated. The time of the closure of metopic suture varies from one to eight years and it can persist until adult age. The present study was undertaken to observe the incidence of Metopic suture and Metopism in the adult human skulls of South India. This study was carried out on 80 dry human skulls at Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha institute of medical sciences & research foundation (Dr. PSIMS & R.F) Gannavar am; Krishna Dist; A.P and MMMC, Manipal, Karnataka (INDIA). Metopism was found in 6.25% of the studied skulls. The incomplete metopic suture was found in 38%. Morphology of sutures varied from linear (18.75%), 'U' shaped (10%) and 'V' shaped (10%), of which linear was found to be most common. The morphological knowledge of the metopic suture is important for the radiologists and neurosurgeons in day- to - day practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult skull; Frontal bone; Metopic suture; Metopism
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 04:14
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 04:14

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