pterion


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pterion

(ˈtɛrɪˌɒn)
n, pl -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the point on the side of the skull where the frontal, parietal, and squamosal bones meet the wing of the sphenoid
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Noun1.pterion - the craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
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As such, a pterional craniotomy (named after the area of the skull that is being operated on rather than the area of the underlying brain, in this patient this being the pterion region of the skull--Figure 4) was performed whereby the skull is opened to remove the tumour.
Physical examination revealed that approximately 2 cm of the nail (the flathead end) protruded from the right temporal area just posterior to the pterion.