Wormian bones


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small irregular plates of bone often interposed in the sutures between the large cranial bones.

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Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is a rare disorder which is characterized by developmental delay, craniofacial anomalies, congenital heart defects, hearing deficit, polycystic kidneys, and bone abnormalities, including progressive osteoporosis, acroosteolysis, wormian bones, and abnormal bone fractures.
The clavarium, base of skull and orbital rims were dense, widened sutures with intra sutural wormian bones, small facial bones with hypoplastic maxillae and obtuse angle of mandible (Fig.
These include blue sclera, dentinogenesis imperfecta, hyperlaxity of ligaments and skin, hearing impairment, and presence of wormian bones on skull radiographs.
X-ray skull showed multiple wormian bones, widened sutures and patent anterior fontanel and occipitalization of C1 vertebrae [Figure 3].
Other features of fronto-occipital head shaping are an increased suture complexity (interdigitation), especially of the lambdoid suture on the back of the skull, and a higher prevalence of posteriorly placed wormian bones within this suture (Gerszten 1993:94; Gottlieb 1978:213-4; O'Loughlin 2004:152; Tiesler 2014:44-5; but see also El-Najjar and Dawson 1977:158-9).
The influence of experimental deformation on neurocranial Wormian bones in rats.