Saturday, January 14, 2012

Metopic ridge


The skull of an infant is made up of bony plates that allow for growth of the skull. The place where these plates connect are called sutures or suture lines. They do not close up until the second or third year of life.
Metopic ridge occurs when the two bony plates in the front skull join together too early.
The metopic suture remains unclosed throughout life in 1 in 10 people.


A birth defect called craniosynostosis is a common cause of metopic ridge.

Thus begins Jacobi's voyage: