sagittal suture


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sagittal suture

n
(Anatomy) a serrated line on the top of the skull that marks the junction of the two parietal bones
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Noun1.sagittal suture - the suture uniting the two parietal bones
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
fibrous joint, sutura, suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
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1989) recommend that harvesting should be carried out in the anterior third (Sa), 2 cm away from the coronal suture and 1,5 cm away from the sagittal suture.
8 Single-suture synostosis most commonly affects the sagittal suture, followed by the coronal, metopic and lambdoid sutures.
After reflecting the scalp, coronal, sagittal, lambdoid sutures were studied applying Acsadi-Nemeskeri scale endocranially, after removing the calvaria by craniotome taking due care to include complete coronal and sagittal suture.
She had a firm anterior fontanelle with a splayed sagittal suture.
In vivo analysis of bone strain about the sagittal suture in Macaca mulatta during masticatory movements.
ultrasound unit at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, said prenatal diagnosis of fetal craniosynostosis is often difficult, particularly if it involves the sagittal suture and occurs in the absence of a family history As a result, most cases are delivered without a diagnosis.
The most commonly encountered single suture synostoses are the sagittal suture (scaphocephaly) and the coronal suture (plagiocephaly).