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.
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
References [ edit ]
Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000). Moore, Keith L., and T.V.N. Persaud.
The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th ed. (2003).
Additional images [ edit ]
Animation. Coronal suture shown in red.
Side view of the skull. ('Coronal suture' indicated by the arrow.)
Superior view of anterior part of the skull. Coronal suture runs horizontally.
Coronal suture seen from inside.
The skull at birth, showing the lateral fontanelle.
Coronal suture of new born baby.
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