Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The asterion is the junction on the side of the posteroinferior calvarium where three sutures meet:

It is located at the posterior end of the parietotemporal suture, whereas the pterion is located at the anterior end.

It is one of the skull landmarks, craniometric points for radiological or anthropological skull measurement.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 40450
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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