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Significance of Wormian Bones in the Skull X-Ray

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A skull X-ray of an infant or small child may show wormian bones, which are named for the Danish anatomist Olaus Worm. A child with wormian bones should be carefully examined for neurologic deficits and congenital anomalies.

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