wormian bones


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su·tur·al bones

[TA]
small irregular bones found along the sutures of the cranium, particularly related to the parietal bone.

wormian bones

A subset of the small intrasutural bones that lie between the cranial sutures formed by the bones of the skull vault, which are formed due to additional ossification centres in or near sutures. They are regarded as normal variants and may have a genetic component. They have been linked to rapid cranial expansion as they appear in great number in hydrocephalic skulls. They are commonly found in the lambdoid suture and fontanelles but also occur in the coronal, squamosal and sagittal sutures.

su·tur·al bones

(sū'chŭr-ăl bōnz) [TA]
Small, irregular bones found along the sutures of the cranium, particularly related to the parietal bone.
Synonym(s): wormian bones.

Worm,

Ole, Danish anatomist, 1588-1654.
wormian bones - small irregular bones found along the sutures of the cranium, particularly related to the parietal bone. Synonym(s): sutural bones
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3] Skull radiographs also detected wormian bones [Figure 1]i and [Figure 1]j.
2004 Effects of Different Kinds of Cranial Deformation on the Incidence of Wormian bones.
There is a mutation in CBF alpha 1(core binding factor); the affected molecule is a transcription factor, and the phenotype shows abnormal clavicles, wormian bones and supernumerary teeth.
Dawson 1977 The effect of artificial cranial deformation on the incidence of Wormian bones in the lambdoid suture.
INTRODUCTION: Wormian bones are accessory bone which occurs within the cranial sutures and fontanelle.
Bhagwat SS et al (1984) (3) found no sex difference in incidence of wormian bones and are genetically determined.
The vault sutures were completely cleaned by peeling off the temporalis muscle, soft tissues, periosteum and the presence of wormian bone was noted.