Localization of pterion in neonatal cadavers: a morphometric study


Aydin M. E. , Kopuz C., Demir M. T. , Corumlu U. , Kaya A. H.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.32, no.6, pp.545-550, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-009-0615-7
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-550

Abstract

Pterion is defined as a junction of temporal, frontal, parietal, and sphenoid bones. In newborns, pterion may be defined as a region that shows variability in the exact location because of the lack of complete bony structure. The aim of this study is to define the topographic anatomy of this important surgical point, pterion, and the variability of its localization on craniums of newborn cadavers.