Allergic To Vicryl Suture

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Definition

Cranial sutures are fibrous bands of tissue that connect the bones of the skull.


Alternative Names

Fontanelles; Sutures - cranial


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An infant's skull is made up of six separate cranial bones (the frontal bone, the occipital bone, two parietal bones, and two temporal bones). These bones are held together by strong, fibrous, elastic tissues called cranial sutures.

The spaces between the bones where the sutures are (sometimes known as "soft spots") are called fontanelles. They are a...

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