anterior fontanel


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anterior fontanel

a diamond-shaped unossified area between the frontal and two parietal bones just above an infant's forehead at the junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures. Also called
Usage notes: (informal)
soft spot. See also fontanel.

anterior fontanel

The diamond-shaped junction of the coronal, frontal, and sagittal sutures; it becomes ossified within 18 to 24 months.
See also: fontanel
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In addition to the anterior fontanel (2,3,5,7,8,15) there have been reports in the literature of dermoid cysts occurring in the neck (16), sacrococcygeal region, (17) and spleen (18).
Those who showed features of intracranial infection like altered sensorium, meningeal signs, bulging anterior fontanel etc.
Examination for weight, height/length and clinical features of rickets including rachitic rosary, wide anterior fontanel, and wide wrist and ankle joints, bowing of legs was done in all patients.
Place the vacuum extractor over the sagittal suture about 6 cm distal to the anterior fontanel and 2 cm proximal to the posterior fontanel.
She had a soft anterior fontanel without prominent bulging, clear lung breathing sound, and regular heart sound.

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