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Cranial Fontanelles MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cranial Fontanelles
Tree Number(s)
A02.835.232.781.175
Unique ID
D055762
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055762
Scope Note
Any of six membrane-covered openings between the CRANIAL SUTURES in the incompletely ossified skull of the fetus or newborn infant. The fontanelles normally close sometime after birth.
Entry Term(s)
Anterior Fontanel
Anterior Fontanelle
Cranial Fontanel
Mastoid Fontanel
Mastoid Fontanelle
Posterior Fontanel
Posterior Fontanelle
Sphenoidal Fontanel
Sphenoidal Fontanelle
Previous Indexing
Cranial Sutures (1980-2008)
Skull (1963-2008)
Public MeSH Note
2009
History Note
2009
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Cranial Fontanelles Preferred
Sphenoidal Fontanelle Narrower
Posterior Fontanelle Narrower
Anterior Fontanelle Narrower
Mastoid Fontanelle Narrower
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