DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20150609

Study of metopic suture in south Indian skulls

Moula P. Akbar Basha, Raju Sugavasi

Abstract


Background: The cranial sutures and their development is the most interesting in the field of cranial growing and shaping. Metopism is partially or totally persisting suture extending from the nasion to the anterior angle of the bregma of frontal bone.  

Methods: Total 100 human adult dry skulls were collected from south India for present study to find out the incidence of metopic suture.  

Results: Out of 100 skulls, found one complete and one incomplete metopic suture.

Conclusions: Present study may be useful for diagnostic and surgical intervention, particularly during frontal craniotomy.


Keywords


Skull, Metopic suture, Trauma, Incidence

Full Text:

PDF

References


Bilodi AK, Agrawal BK, Mane S, Kumar A. A study of metopic sutures in human skulls. Kathmandu Univ Med J. 2003;2:96-9.

Partrica Collins. The skull. In: Partrica Collins, eds. Gray’s Anatomy. 38th ed. London: Churchill Livingstone; 1995, Reprint 2000: 354.

Hamilton WJ. Metopic sutures in the skull. In: Hamilton WJ, eds. Textbook of Human Anatomy. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan & Co.; 1976: 60.

Murlımanju BV, Prabhu LV, Paı MM, Goveas AA, Dhananjaya KVN, Somesh MS. Incidence, morphology and their surgical, radiological importance of median frontal sutures and found that the metopic suture. Turk Neurosurg. 2011;21(4):489-93.

Hussain Saheb S, Mavishetter GF, Thomas ST, Prasanna LC. Incidence of metopic suture in adult South Indian. J Biomed Sci Res. 2010;2(4):223-6.

Agarwal SK, Malhotra VK, Tewari SP. Incidence of the metopic suture in adult Indian crania. Acta Ana (Basel). 1979;105:469-74.

Das AC, Saxena RC, Beg MAQ. Incidence of metopic suture in U.P. subjects. J Anat Soc India. 1973;22:140.

Jit I, Shah MA. Incidence of frontal or metopic suture amongst Punjabi adults. Indian Med Gazette. 1948;83:507.

Breathnach AS. Frazer’s anatomy of the human skeleton. In: Breathnach AS, eds. A Book. 5th ed. London: Churchill; 1958.

Woo, JU-Kong. Racial and sexual differences in the frontal curvature and its relation to metopism. Am J Phys Anthropol. 1949;7:215-26.

Maneenin C, Maneenin C, Tungsrithong N, Toomsan Y, Chaiciwamongkol K, Sripanidkulchai K. Incidence of metopic suture in skulls of Northeastern Thai adults. Chiang Mai Med J. 2013;52(1-2):11-6.

Ajmani ML, Mittal RK, Jain SP. Incidence of the metopic suture in adult Nigerian skulls. J Anat. 1983;137:177-83.

Herker NG, Jahagirdhar PL, Bhode DD. The study of metopism in Maharastrian. J Anat Soc India. 1981;1:29-31.

Wadekar PR, Pundge SJ, Fulpatil MP, Pandit SV. Study of incidence of metopic suture in adult skulls. Indian J Basic Appl Med Res. 2014;4(1):277-83.

Masih WF, Gupta S, Saraswat PK, Aggarwal SK. Autopsy study of metopic suture incidence in human skulls in western Rajasthan. Natl J Med Res. 2013;3(1):63-5.