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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
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
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