Wormian bone

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any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones


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The vault sutures were completely cleaned by peeling off the temporalis muscle, soft tissues, periosteum and the presence of wormian bone was noted.
Other features included dysmorphism, macrocephaly, wormian bones, brachydactyly, and communicating hydrocephalus and a thin corpus callosum.
Caption: Figure 7: (a, b) Delayed closure of the sutures, widening of the anterior fontanelle, Wormian bones, sclerotic skull base, numerous supernumerary teeth, and malocclusion can be seen in the cranial radiographs (11 years).
The patient had normal intelligence with a normal height of 100 cm and a little lower weight of 13 kg.[2] Skull radiographs detected wormian bones [Figure 1]g and [Figure 1]h.
The radiologist's report included general increase in bone density, craniofacial disproportion, open fontanels, wormian bones, hypoplasia of clavicle, hypoplastic distal phalanges with absence of distal tufts, mild coxa valga deformity (a deformity of the hip where the angle formed between the head and neck of the femur and its shaft is increased, usually above 135[degrees]) (Figure 3), and spondylosis of L4.
Diffuse osteopenia, prominent vascular markings in skull, thin and large calvarium with shallow diploic space, multiple wormian bones, small mandible with infantile obtuse angle and short ascending rami, hypoplastic facial bones, open cranial fontanelles, thin short clavicles, dwarfism, abnormally gracile ribs involving the posterior segments of the upper ribs, slender long bones, kyphosis, coxa valga, and progressive acroosteolysis of the terminal phalanges were the major roentgen findings previously reported.
Other features of fronto-occipital head shaping are an increased suture complexity (interdigitation), especially of the lambdoid suture on the back of the skull, and a higher prevalence of posteriorly placed wormian bones within this suture (Gerszten 1993:94; Gottlieb 1978:213-4; O'Loughlin 2004:152; Tiesler 2014:44-5; but see also El-Najjar and Dawson 1977:158-9).
The influence of experimental deformation on neurocranial Wormian bones in rats.
OI patients typically manifest blue sclera, brittle teeth (Dentinogenesis imperfecta) and presence of wormian bones on skull radiographs.
None of the features of skull and shoulder girdle like, open fontanels, wormian bones in skull, partial to total agenesis of clavicle were reported in skull and chest X ray of this patient.
Skull films showed a large cranial vault with persistent open fontanelles and wide sutures, as well as wormian bones. The maxilla was hypoplastic with non-pneumatisation of the frontal sinuses.