What is metopic synostosis?

Also known as: trigonocephaly metopic ridge, metopic suture craniosynostosis

The skull of an infant is made up of several bony plates that are joined together by fibrous (scar-like) tissue called sutures. One of these sutures is situated in the middle of the forehead running from the top of the head to the top of the nose, and is called the metopic suture. Normally these sutures close over time. When closure of this suture occurs earlier than it should, it’s known as metopic synostosis.


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