Persistent metopic suture

Case contributed by Vikas Shah
Diagnosis almost certain


Head injury

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

An irregular line is seen in the midline of the frontal bone, away from the site of the head injury. This is a metopic suture and is an incidental finding. No skull fracture is present.

Case Discussion

The shape of the line is more akin to a skull suture than a fracture. In addition, it is away from the site of the trauma. These features indicate that this is a metopic suture.

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