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Scalp and Calvarial Vault
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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Terminology

  • Definitions

    • Bregma: Meeting of sagittal, coronal sutures (anterior fontanelle in neonates)
    • Lambda: Meeting of sagittal, lambdoid sutures (site of posterior fontanelle in neonates)
    • Pterion
      • "H-shaped" junction between frontal, parietal bones plus greater sphenoid wing, squamous temporal bone
      • Site of anterolateral, i.e., sphenoidal, fontanelle

Gross Anatomy

  • Overview

    Imaging Anatomy

    • Overview

      Anatomy Imaging Issues

      • Imaging Recommendations

        • Imaging Pitfalls

          Embryology

          • Embryologic Events

            Related Anatomy
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            Related Differential Diagnoses
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            References
            Tables

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            Terminology

            • Definitions

              • Bregma: Meeting of sagittal, coronal sutures (anterior fontanelle in neonates)
              • Lambda: Meeting of sagittal, lambdoid sutures (site of posterior fontanelle in neonates)
              • Pterion
                • "H-shaped" junction between frontal, parietal bones plus greater sphenoid wing, squamous temporal bone
                • Site of anterolateral, i.e., sphenoidal, fontanelle

            Gross Anatomy

            • Overview

              Imaging Anatomy

              • Overview

                Anatomy Imaging Issues

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • Imaging Pitfalls

                    Embryology

                    • Embryologic Events