Inca bone

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The so called inca bone, also known as the preinterparietal bone or os Inca, is a triangular sutural bone located at the previous site of the posterior fontanelle. It is common and a normal variant. The inca bone is one of the Wormian bones.

It is so called because of the supposed high incidence of inca bones in Peruvian mummies.

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