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The bregma is the midline bony landmark where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet, between the frontal and two parietal bones.

It is the anterior fontanelle in the neonate and closes in the second year 2 (typically around 18 months after birth).

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

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 40393
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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