Coronal suture

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Coronal suture
Side view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
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Superior view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
Latin sutura coronalis
TA A03.1.02.002
FMA 52928
Anatomical terminology

The coronal suture is a dense, fibrous connective tissue joint that separates the frontal and parietal bones of the skull. At birth, the bones of the skull do not meet. Coronal suture is present front side(frontal bone).

Clinical significance[edit]

If certain bones of the skull grow too fast then "premature closure" of the sutures may occur. This can result in skull deformities. There are two possible deformities that can be caused by the premature closure of the coronal suture:

coronal suture derived from the paraxial mesoderm


  • "Sagittal suture." Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000).
  • Moore, Keith L., and T.V.N. Persaud. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th ed. (2003).

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