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Fetal skull vault sutures

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 26 Nov 2019

There are four sutures in the fetal skull vault of obstetric importance:

1. frontal suture: it lies between the two frontal bones

2. sagittal suture: it lies between the two parietal bones

3. coronal suture: it lies between the parietal and frontal bones

4. lambdoid suture: it lies between the occipital and parietal bones

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