A new anatomic trait for identifying the mendosal suture in young children: the mendosal-lambdoidal angle.

Gurses I. A., Esenkaya A., Gayretli Ö., Kale A., Ozturk A., Tekes A.

Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA, vol.38, pp.321-5, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Radiologic diagnosis of skull fractures in young children is difficult due to numerous accessory sutures. This is especially true around the occipital bone because it has more than one ossification center. Normal anatomic variants, such as the mendosal suture, may be misinterpreted as a skull fracture. We investigated the anatomic traits of the mendosal suture in young children.