Michael S. B. Edwards

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  • COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY OF CRANIAL SUTURES .1. COMPARISON OF SUTURE ANATOMY IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY Furuya, Y., Edwards, M. S., Alpers, C. E., Tress, B. M., Ousterhout, D. K., Norman, D. 1984; 61 (1): 53-58

    Abstract:

    Knowledge of normal suture anatomy and development is vital in order to understand abnormal suture development and to be able to distinguish sutures radiographically from normal anatomical structures and possible skull fractures. The anatomy of the sutures and synchondroses of 150 normal pediatric and adult patients was studied using high-resolution computerized tomography scanning. Sutures of both the calvaria and skull base were most accurately identified in axial and coronal high-resolution thin-section scans when bone window algorithms were used. Developmental changes of the sutures and synchodroses , the inner and outer tables, and the diploic space were all well delineated. Vault sutures could be identified routinely in children, but their presence in adults varied considerably. With increasing age, parasutural sclerosis developed and sutures were more closely apposed.

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    View details for PubMedID 6726411

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