synchondrosis

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synchondrosis

[‚sin·kän′drō·səs]
(anatomy)
A type of synarthrosis in which the bone surfaces are connected by cartilage.
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The central and posterior skull base undergoes changes throughout the first 18 years of life as its sutures and synchondroses fuse.
When they do occur, they usually arise from cartilaginous rests in the base of the skull, especially around the basal synchondroses.
Most (98%) remain asymptomatic, but direct trauma may disrupt the synchondroses (Figure 4).