Autopsy Finding of Persistant Metopic Suture in Elderly 1 2 3 4 5

Akhilesh Pathak, Neerav Rana, Hardik Prajapati, Bhargav Oza, Nisarg Modi, Neerav Rana
2015 unpublished
Metopic suture divides the two halves of the frontal bone and it can be seen in infants and children as it commonly fuses between 2-8 years of age. But in some individuals the metopic suture can persist even in later ages also and rarely up to the elderly age group, which is known as a persistent metopic suture. One such a rare case was brought to us for autopsy examination in which the skeleton of an elderly male was recovered from a deep well with multiple fractures of facial bones and
more » ... ent metopic suture. The metopic suture was completely extending from the nasion to bregma (Metopism). The case is presented here with the aim to discuss its medico-legal aspects and clinical implications as it is rare of its kind.