Developmental stages of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis

Developmental stages of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis take place in a number of predictable steps. 

Fusion of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis was well underway by the age of 15 years and is complete by 17-18 years. 

Fusion begins superiorly and progresses inferiorly.

Persistence of a scar at the site of fusion is demonstrated through to age 25 years.

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