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suture

1. Surgery
a. catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
b. the surgical seam formed after joining two surfaces
2. Anatomy a type of immovable joint, esp between the bones of the skull (cranial suture)
3. Zoology a line of junction in a mollusc shell, esp the line between adjacent chambers of a nautiloid shell
4. Botany a line marking the point of dehiscence in a seed pod or capsule

Suture

 

the surgical uniting, chiefly by a surgical needle and suture material, of tissues cut during surgery or separated by an injury. Threads made of silk, linen, or Dacron and other polymeric materials are used in superficial sutures. In buried sutures, which are applied to internal organs and tissues, absorbable materials, such as catgut or biologically inert polymeric threads, are used; buried sutures are not removed.

One type of superficial suture, cosmetic suture, which is applied to the face, is made using threads of horsehair or thin ca-pron. Osteorrhaphy (osteosynthesis) is a type of buried suture. Primary, primo-secondary, and secondary sutures are distinguished on the basis of when the sutures are applied, which depends on the type of wound. The sutureless union of tissues is achieved with various adhesives made from polymeric materials (for example, cyanoacrylate) or with metal clamps.

suture

[′sü·chər]
(biology)
A distinguishable line of union between two closely united parts.
(medicine)
A fine thread used to close a wound or surgical incision.
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In lambdoid suture also, there were no difference in closure between right and left side.
If the lambdoid suture fuses, the brain is forced to expand into the mastoid fontanelle just below it.
At the occipital bone, two areas of periosteal reaction extended close to the lambdoid suture, both to the left and to the right, measuring a maximum of 11 mm wide (Figure 4a-b).
The stenosed sutures included the sagittal, coronal, metopic, and lambdoid sutures for a total of 198 sutures removed.
1] For example, the bilateral fusion of coronal and lambdoid sutures results in turricephaly (tower skull) and markedly increases intracranial pressure and restricts brain growth.
The premature closures of coronal and lambdoid sutures are commonly seen with the cloverleaf skull.