Cranial sutures: A multidisciplinary review

Antonio Di Ieva, Emiliano Bruner, Jennilee Davidson, Patrizia Pisano, Thomas Haider, Scellig S. Stone, Michael D. Cusimano, Manfred Tschabitscher, Fabio Grizzi

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Abstract

Introduction: Progress in cranial suture research is shaping our current understanding of the topic; however, emphasis has been placed on individual contributing components rather than the cranial sutural system as a whole. Improving our holistic view helps further guide clinicians who treat cranial sutural abnormalities as well as researchers who study them. Materials and methods: Information from anatomy, anthropology, surgery, and computed modeling was integrated to provide a perspective to interpret suture formation and variability within the cranial functional and structural system. Results: Evidence from experimental settings, simulations, and evolution suggest a multifactorial morphogenetic process associated with functions and morphology of the sutures. Despite molecular influences, the biomechanical cranial environment has a main role in both the ontogenetic and phylogenetic suture dynamics. Conclusions: Furthering our holistic understanding of the intricate cranial sutural system promises to expand our knowledge and enhance our ability to treat associated anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-905
Number of pages13
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • Braincase
  • Cranial anatomy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Fractal geometry
  • Functional craniology
  • Sutures

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Di Ieva, A., Bruner, E., Davidson, J., Pisano, P., Haider, T., Stone, S. S., ... Grizzi, F. (2013). Cranial sutures: A multidisciplinary review. Child's Nervous System, 29(6), 893-905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-013-2061-4

Cranial sutures : A multidisciplinary review. / Di Ieva, Antonio; Bruner, Emiliano; Davidson, Jennilee; Pisano, Patrizia; Haider, Thomas; Stone, Scellig S.; Cusimano, Michael D.; Tschabitscher, Manfred; Grizzi, Fabio.

In: Child's Nervous System, Vol. 29, No. 6, 06.2013, p. 893-905.

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Di Ieva, A, Bruner, E, Davidson, J, Pisano, P, Haider, T, Stone, SS, Cusimano, MD, Tschabitscher, M & Grizzi, F 2013, 'Cranial sutures: A multidisciplinary review', Child's Nervous System, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 893-905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-013-2061-4
Di Ieva A, Bruner E, Davidson J, Pisano P, Haider T, Stone SS et al. Cranial sutures: A multidisciplinary review. Child's Nervous System. 2013 Jun;29(6):893-905. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-013-2061-4
Di Ieva, Antonio ; Bruner, Emiliano ; Davidson, Jennilee ; Pisano, Patrizia ; Haider, Thomas ; Stone, Scellig S. ; Cusimano, Michael D. ; Tschabitscher, Manfred ; Grizzi, Fabio. / Cranial sutures : A multidisciplinary review. In: Child's Nervous System. 2013 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 893-905.
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