Parietal foramina

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Parietal foramina

Parietal foramina are symmetric, oval defects in the parietal bone situated on each side of the sagittal suture and separated from each other by a narrow bridge of bone. The size of the openings decrease with age and considerable intrafamilial variability is observed (summary by {12:Spruijt et al., 2005}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Parietal Foramina See also PFM2 ({609597}) and the 11p11.2 deletion syndrome ({601224}), in which parietal foramina are caused by haploinsufficiency of the ALX4 gene ({605420}) on chromosome 11p. A third locus for PFM (PFM3; {609566}) has been mapped to chromosome 4q21-q23.
 

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Enlarged parietal foramina: findings on prenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.
 

Author(s): H Y B Chung, T Uster-Friedberg, S Pentaz, S Blaser, K Murphy, D Chitayat

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;36(4):521-2.

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2010

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Holes in the head: parietal foramina, a developmental anomaly seen during a routine orthodontic assessment.
 

Author(s): J Luker, T McNamara, J Sandy

Journal: Int J Paediatr Dent. 1998 Sep;8(3):209-11.

 

Parietal foramina (Catlin marks) are developmental anomalies which affect approximately 1 in 25,000 people. They are thought to be inherited as an autosomal trait and may be associated with other skeletal anomalies such as cleft lip or palate. The majority of enlarged parietal foramina ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2007

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Enlarged parietal foramina: MR imaging features in the fetus and neonate.
 

Author(s): A M Fink, W Maixner

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. ;27(6):1379-81.

 

Enlarged parietal foramina are believed to be benign and familial and due to a variable degree of defective intramembranous ossification of the parietal bones. We report 2 patients with this condition in whom fetal and neonatal MR imaging studies illustrate the antenatal and perinatal ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2006

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