The material included in this review represents practically all of the listings obtained from the Current List of Medical Literature of the National Medical Library, January to December, 1959.
The metopic suture sometimes persists in the adult and may be seen at times in conventional x-rays of the sinuses as an irregular linear translucency running from the root of the nose to the bregma in the middle of the frontal bone. It is of interest to the anatomist and the rhinologist because of its possible relationship to the development of the frontal sinuses. Marciniak and Nizankowski1 review the embryology of the area calling attention to variations discovered by many observers in patients of various ages and of different nationalities. The incidence has been reported as between 3% and 11% in various studies of series of x-rays. The authors reviewed x-ray pictures of over 2,000 patients and found a
SALINGER S. The Paranasal Sinuses: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available for 1958-1959. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(2):196–243. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020202008
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