- Lambdoid suture
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Latin = sutura lambdoidea
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Caption = Side view of the skull. ('Lambdoidal suture' visible at right.)
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The lambdoid suture (or lambdoidal suture) is a dense, fibrous
connective tissue jointon the posterior aspect of the skullthat connects the parietal and temporal bones with the occipital bone.
Its name comes from its
At birth, the bones of the skull do not meet.
If certain bones of the skull grow too fast, then
craniosynostosis(premature closure of the sutures) may occur. This can result in skull deformities.
If the lambdoid suture closes too soon on one side, the skull will appear twisted and asymmetrical, a condition called "
The lambdoidal suture articulates with the occipital bone and parietal bones
* "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).
* [http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/grossanat/hnsklatls.shtml Diagram at SUNY/Upstate]
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