Suture closure in the human chondrocranium: CT assessment.

  title={Suture closure in the human chondrocranium: CT assessment.},
  author={L A Madeline and Allen D. Elster},
  volume={196 3},
PURPOSE To chronicle the development of ossification centers, sutures, and synchondroses in the chondrocranium throughout childhood by using computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-nine children (age range, newborn to 18 years; median age, 4.0 years) without skull base deformity were referred for cranial CT. The closure of 18 sutures and synchondroses was graded. RESULTS In the occipital bone at birth, six components were identified. The Kerckring ossicle rapidly… CONTINUE READING


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