anatomy; cranium; imaging; nasion; skull; skull closure; suture; wormian bone
Pathology such as skull fractures can be misdiagnosed in the presence of anatomical variations. One variant that has had little description in the literature are the sutural bones associated with the nasal bones. Herein, we describe a case of a rare sutural bone at the nasion, between the bones of the right nasal, frontal, and maxillary frontal process. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a variant bone in this location, and such it should be considered by clinicians when evaluating patients for pathology in this region.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Edwards, Bryan; Wang, Joy Mh; Iwanaga, Joe; Luviano, Jennifer; Loukas, Marios; Oskouian, Rod J; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Hiding Within the Cracks: Case Report of Rare Sutural Bone Found at the Nasion." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1230.