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The skull consists of five thin, curved, bony plates that are held
together by fibrous material called sutures. These sutures allow a baby's skull
to expand with the growing brain. The sutures gradually harden to join the
skull bones together. The spaces where sutures meet are called soft spots or
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristian G. Zimmerman, MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
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