International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2200-2203

Date of Publication: 30-04-2016



Abraham Ratna Joseph Nayakanati 1, Bannur B M 2, Srinivasan K R 3, M.V.Raghavendra Rao 4, Shaik Hussain Saheb *5.

1 Assistant Professor, Avalon University School of Medicine Sta. Rosaweg 122-124 Willemstad, Curaçao.

2 Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hosital & Research Center, Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.

3 Professor & Research Supervisor,Department of Anatomy, Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Vaariyar Medical College, Salem Tamilnadu, India.

4 Professor of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, Dean (Students Affairs) Avalon University School of Medicine Sta. Rosaweg 122-124 Willemstad, Curaçao.

*5 Assistant Professor in Anatomy, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India.

Address: Shaik Hussain Saheb, Assistant Professor in Anatomy, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India. Mobile - +91-9242056660


Background: The bregma is an anatomical point of the skull located where the coronal suture intersects perpendicularly to the sagittal suture .  It is the meeting point of the frontal bone and the parietal bone . Sutural bones of the cranial vault are formations associated with insufficient rate of suture closure, and regarded as epigenetic and hypostatic traits. These bones rest along sutures and / or fill fontanelles of the neonatal skull. Sutural bones at pterion and lambda more come but at bregma it is unusual. There are very few study worked on bregma sutural bone. The present study aim is to find out the incidence of bregma sutural bones.
Materials and Methods: Total 500 skulls were used for this study from different medical institutions of south India.
Results: Out of 500 skulls, only five skulls (1%) were found with bregma sutural bones.
Conclusion: Bergama sutural bones shows the possibility of discrete diversification of the ossification centers, as well as the relative stability of the structural skull matrix in response to discrete changes. Knowledge of this variation is very important for anthropologists, radiologists, orthopedic and neurosurgeons.
Key words: Sutural bones, Anterior fontanelles, Bregma, Skull.


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Abraham Ratna Joseph Nayakanati, Bannur B M, Srinivasan K R, M.V.Raghavendra Rao, Shaik Hussain Saheb. A STUDY ON SUTURAL BONE AT BREGMA. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2200-2203. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.176




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