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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Incidence of metopic suture in dry adult cadaveric skulls its morphology and importance

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Author Details: Manjunath Halagatti, Srinivasa Sagar B, Channabasana Gouda

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 532

Article End Page : 535


Introduction: Structurally being a dentate type of suture, the metopic suture is subjected for variant presentations. It extends from nasion to bregma. It is normally closed by 8 years of age. This suture may persist after 8 years due to non union of two halves of frontal bones. It is also called as median frontal suture.
Aim of the study: This study is done to find out the incidence of metopic suture and also the incidence of its types. Further, the study is to discuss the features and importance of metopic suture.
Materials and Method: 282 dry adult skulls were observed for the presence of metopic suture. They are classified into complete and incomplete type.
Results: The study revealed the incidence of 6.02% of persistent metopic suture. Conclusion: This study will be helpful for diagnostic and surgical procedures for radiologists and neurosurgeons.

Suture, Metopic, Frontal, Nasion