The coronal suture is a dense, fibrous connective tissue joint that separates the two parietal bones from the frontal bone of the skull.

Coronal suture
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Side view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
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Superior view of the skull. ("Coronal suture" in red.)
Details
Identifiers
Latinsutura coronalis
TAA03.1.02.002
FMA52928
Anatomical terminology

Clinical significanceEdit

If certain bones of the skull grow too fast then premature fusion of the sutures may occur. This can result in skull deformities. There are two possible deformities that can be caused by the premature closure of the coronal suture:

The coronal suture is derived from the paraxial mesoderm

ReferencesEdit

  • "Sagittal suture." Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000).
  • Moore, Keith L., and T.V.N. Persaud. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th ed. (2003).

Additional imagesEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.
  • "Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.