Background: Metopic suture is present between two halves of the frontal bone of the Skull of infants and children. By about 6-8 years, it disappears; the persistence of metopic suture is called Metopism.
Aim: To study the incidence of Metopic suture in adult skulls of Nellore South coastal District of Andhra Pradesh.
Materials and Methods: A study was conducted to observe the incidence of Metopic suture in adult skulls of Nellore south coastal district of Andhra Pradesh. For this purpose, 82 Skulls belonging to the Departments Anatomy and Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of Narayana Medical College, Nellore, are observed.
Results: Two out of 82 skulls showed Metopism.
Conclusion: The incidence of Metopism in the present study is 2.4% and is compared to similar studies.
Metopic suture, Frontal Bone, Skull.