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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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).
For sagittal suture synostosis, wedge and barrel stave osteotomies were made bilaterally to allow for biparietal and bitemporal expansion.