|Side view of the skull. ('Coronal suture' visible near top.)|
|Left zygomatic bone in situ. (Coronal suture not labeled, but region is visible at upper right.)|
|Gray's||subject #46 183|
If certain bones of the skull grow too fast then "premature closure" of the sutures may occur. This can result in skull deformities. There are two possible deformities that can be caused by the premature closure of the coronal suture:
- a high, tower-like skull called "oxycephaly"
- a twisted and asymmetrical skull called "plagiocephaly"
- "Sagittal suture." Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000).
- Moore, Keith L., and T.V.N. Persaud. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th ed. (2003).
- Coronal+suture at eMedicine Dictionary
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 34256.000-1
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 34256.000-2