Talk:Fontanelle

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Discrepancy in terminology between text and diagram[edit]

The text mentions the posterior and anterior fontanelles, but the diagram indicates an occipital and frontal fontanelle. And it spells it "fontanel". I'm guessing the diagram is copied and pasted from some old text book and the terminology has changed since it was published.

Perhaps the diagram could be photoshopped to make the terminology consistent throughout the article? --DominicSayers 09:14, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The diagram is from Gray's Anatomy, and a more august source you really couldn't find - but these are fairly old plates, and terminology has indeed changed since. If there are multiple spellings then the article should detail both; equally if things have new names then the article should reflect old and new. That way someone coming looking with the old name in mind can learn the new one. We can't realistically photoshop the gray's images, as there are over a thousand of them. -- John Fader 11:43, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

need to reorganize this[edit]

anterior and posterior fontanelle should come before the minor 2.

"IN DOGS"[edit]

Quote: "Human beings are not the only mammals to struggle with birth defects."

WTH? Its not a "DEFECT" its a feature that allows your head to grow to full size if it was all solid bone, human head would remain the size it is at the moment of birth. Also, im not sure this thing about "dogs" and their "feature" even belongs in tho this article. 80.220.201.10 (talk) 17:42, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

ref name CARTA[edit]

Much more information can be added from Age of Closure of Fontanelles / Sutures. Interested editors may refer to this source.DiptanshuTalk 08:35, 24 April 2013 (UTC)