Skull Sutures and Bony Plates in Fetuses and Infants
The skull consists of five thin, curved, bony plates that are held
together by fibrous material called sutures. These sutures allow a baby's skull
to expand with the growing brain. The sutures gradually harden to join the
skull bones together. The spaces where sutures meet are called soft spots or
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerChristian G. Zimmerman, MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
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