Side view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
Superior view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
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).
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:
- a high, tower-like skull called "oxycephaly"
- a twisted and asymmetrical skull called "plagiocephaly"
coronal suture derived from the paraxial mesoderm
This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (May 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
- "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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