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fontanelles

The gaps between the bones of the vault of the growing skull of the baby and young infant that can be felt, as soft depressions on the top of the head, by gentle pressure with the fingers. The front (anterior) fontanelle lies at the junction of the two forehead (frontal) bones and the two side (parietal) bones. The rear (posterior) fontanelle lies between the two parietal bones and the single rear occipital bone. The fontanelles are covered by scalp and skin and allow moulding of the skull during birth. Both have usually closed by about 14 months. There are two other very small fontanelles on either side of the head.
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As the endoscope was withdrawn the sphenoid ostium, sphenoethmoidal recess, fontanelle, middle meatus, natural ostium of maxillary sinus and any pathological or anatomical variations were noted.
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This is related to the presence of fontanelles between the costal and peripheral plates, probably present along the entire ontogeny.
3] Accessory maxillary sinus ostium is either congenital or secondary due to disease process as a result of obstruction of principle ostium by maxillary sinusitis or due to anatomical or pathological factors in the middle meatus resulting in the rupture of membranous area known as fontanelle.
7,11] Although it has been established that small for-gestational-age neonates have larger fontanelles because of delay in osseous maturation of the skull bones, as do neonates with skeletal morphogenesis,'4,111 none of the studies cited above included such subjects.
1), (2) Cleidocranial dysostosis presents similarly to pycnodysostosis, with persistent open fontanelles and cranial sutures; however, it always involves the clavicle (a bone only rarely affected in pycnodysostosis) (1) and does not result in overall increased bone density.
No fontanelles present, horn plates furrows very flat, centrals moderately wide, approximately 1/3 of the width of the carapace.
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The 2 major fontanelles are the anterior fontanelle (the "soft spot") at the top of the infant's head and the posterior fontanelle in the center back of the head.