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fontanelle

(chiefly US), fontanel
Anatomy any of several soft membranous gaps between the bones of the skull in a fetus or infant
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fontanelle

[fänt·ən′el]
(anatomy)
A membrane-covered space between the bones of a fetal or young skull.
(invertebrate zoology)
A depression on the head of termites.
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Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) (OMIM 11,960) is a rare skeletal disorder which is characterized by delayed closure of anterior fontanelle, absent or hypoplastic clavicles, dental problems, and short stature.
CT head (c) showing open anterior fontanelle (white arrow) and large cranial vault with thin diploic space (red arrow).
Her grandmother reported a change in the firmness of the patient's fontanelle over the past week.
Signs and symptoms of meningitis: High fever, with cold hands and feet Vomit and refuse to feed Feel agitated and not want to be picked up Become drowsy, floppy and unresponsive Grunt or breathe rapidly Have an unusual high-pitched or moaning cry Have a pale, blotchy skin, and a red rash that doesn't fade when a glass is rolled over it Have a tense, bulging soft spot on the head (fontanelle) Have a stiff neck and dislike bright lights Have convulsions or seizures
Routine examination revealed the presence of a large fontanelle (or molera) in SHOW NEWS September 12 | Lothian K9 Clubs open show in Lanark Agricultural Centre at 9.30am.
Daily clinical assessment involves examination of the fontanelle and measurement of the head circumference.
On examination the head was larger than usual with a bulging fontanelle and sunset eyes'.
[3] Accessory maxillary sinus ostium is either congenital or secondary due to disease process as a result of obstruction of principle ostium by maxillary sinusitis or due to anatomical or pathological factors in the middle meatus resulting in the rupture of membranous area known as fontanelle. [4]
However, there were statistically significant differences in changes of the brain (increased fontanelle), changes in the brain (asymmetrical, decreased, divided and absent supraoccipital), fore and hind paws (oligodactyly, polydactyly and sindactyly), sternum (supernumerary, asymmetrical, fused, change in the shape and incomplete ossification) and trunk (supernumerary rib, number of ribs less than 13, rib morphologically changed, fused vertebrae and vertebral center morphologically changed).