A STUDY ON METOPIC SUTURES IN UNKNOWN HUMAN SKULLS
Keywords:Complete Metopic suture-incomplete Metopic Suture-Bregma-Nasion-Metopism.
Aim: Objective of present study is to know the percentages of incidences of complete and incomplete metopic sutures.
Place of the Study: The present study done was on Metopic sutures that came across in dry unknown human skulls in the Department of Anatomy in at Narayan Medical College, Nellore, AP.
Period of Study: This study was carried out during the year 2008-2009.
Materials & Methods: Sixty Two Unknown dry human skulls from the Department of Anatomy in Narayan Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh constituted the material for the present study. Each skull was examined for the i] presence or Absence of metopic sutures, & their number, ii] type [complete or incomplete] iii] their pattern y-shaped, Vshaped, iv] Extent, v] Their location. Any associated bony abnormalities are also examined.
Results: This study showed more percentages of incomplete Metopic sutures-Metopism [25.80%] & less percentages of complete Metopic sutures in [4.838%]%. Complete Metopic sutures extended from Nasion to Bregma in the mid line over the frontal bone, while Incomplete metopic were found at the root of nose.
Conclusion: This difference in percentages of incidences was due to either population or racial or numerical differences.