A study of the incidence of Metopism in adult skulls of Nellore district of south coastal Andhra Pradesh


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Author Details : T M Sucharitha*, S V Phanindra

Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 46-48

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijcap.2021.010



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Abstract

Background: Metopic suture is present between two halves of the frontal bone of the Skull of infants and children. By about 6-8 years, it disappears; the persistence of metopic suture is called Metopism.
Aim: To study the incidence of Metopic suture in adult skulls of Nellore South coastal District of Andhra Pradesh.
Materials and Methods: A study was conducted to observe the incidence of Metopic suture in adult skulls of Nellore south coastal district of Andhra Pradesh. For this purpose, 82 Skulls belonging to the Departments Anatomy and Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of Narayana Medical College, Nellore, are observed.
Results: Two out of 82 skulls showed Metopism.
Conclusion: The incidence of Metopism in the present study is 2.4% and is compared to similar studies.

Keywords: Metopic suture, Frontal Bone, Skull.


How to cite : Sucharitha T M , Phanindra S V , A study of the incidence of Metopism in adult skulls of Nellore district of south coastal Andhra Pradesh. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(1):46-48


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Article History

Received : 03-03-2021

Accepted : 05-03-2021

Available online : 12-04-2021


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