A large supernumerary bone at the bregma and metopism co-occurring in the skull of an ancient Roman in Serbia
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An unusual anatomical variation was observed on a skull excavated at Lanište (Raška district, Serbia), a Roman necropolis dating back to the second half of the 4th century AD. The skull of an adult male showed a remarkably large supernumerary bone at the bregma co-occurring with a continuous persistent metopic suture. Few similar cases have been reported in scientific literature. We describe the case and discuss possible mechanisms and underlying causes, including pathological conditions.
Keywords:Roman necropolis / metopism / bregmatic bone / 4th century AD
Source:Archives of Biological Sciences, 2013, 65, 4, 1637-1643
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