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Bregmatic Wormian Bone and Metopic Synostosis

Stotland, Mitchell A. MD, MS*†‡; Do, Nicholas K. MD§; Knapik, Thersia J. MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November 2012 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p S73–S76
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318262d6ad
Original Articles

We present a case of a 14-week-old girl with metopic synostosis and an incidental finding of a large, pentagonal bregmatic wormian bone. No prior photographic evidence of this combination of rare findings exists. An extensive review of the incidence, etiology, and significance of these unusual supernumerary cranial bones is provided in this study.

From the *Section of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; †Department of General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin; and ‡Department of General Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Received May 24, 2012.

Accepted for publication May 29, 2012.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mitchell A. Stotland, MD, MS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Mutaz B. Habal, MD