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This child underwent computed tomography to investigate behavior change, drowsiness, and slurred voice.
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CT demonstrates a cartilaginous union along the midline in the cranial base between the basilar portion of the occipital bone and the sphenoid, which is the spheno-occipital synchondrosis.
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The spheno-occipital synchondrosis is a hyaline cartilaginous union between the occipital and sphenoid bones 1-3. This synchondrosis is a growth center of the cranial face skeleton 1-3.
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