a soft area located in the sagittal suture, halfway between the anterior and posterior fontanels. It may be found in some normal newborns and also in some with Down syndrome.
Gerdy,Pierre N., French surgeon, 1797-1856.
Gerdy fibers - a thickening of the deep fascia in the most distal part of the base of the triangular palmar aponeurosis. Synonym(s): superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
Gerdy fontanel - an occasional fontanel-like defect in the sagittal suture in the newborn. Synonym(s): sagittal fontanel
Gerdy hyoid fossa - a space that contains the bifurcation of the common carotid artery. Synonym(s): carotid triangle
Gerdy interatrial loop - a muscular fasciculus in the interatrial septum of the heart, passing backward from the atrioventricular groove.
Gerdy ligament - the continuation of the clavipectoral fascia downward to attach to the axillary fascia. Synonym(s): suspensory ligament of axilla
Gerdy tubercle - a tubercle on the lateral side of the upper end of the tibia giving attachment to the iliotibial tract and some fibers of the tibialis anterior muscle.