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Metric Study of Anterior Fontanelle in Foetal Skulls

Publisher : International Journal of Contemporary Medicine

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Anatomy

Year : 2014

Abstract : Larger regions of connective tissue in developing skull where multiple sutures meet are called Fontanelles. In total, there are six fontanelles. As growth and ossification progress, the connective tissue of the fontanelle is invaded and replaced by bone. 50 foetal skulls obtained from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIMS, Kochi, was studied in detail in the present study. The skulls were studied to note any gross abnormalities, and measurements of the anterior fontanelle were recorded, tabulated and its relation to gestational age was studied

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