CT of the Skull Base

  • J. Vignaud
  • M. L. Aubin
Conference paper


The skull base is cartilaginous in origin and not membranous as is the calvarium. Bone formation takes place from numerous points leaving synchondroses which permit harmonious growth. These synchondroses, very open in premature neonates, disappear during childhood, the last (spheno-occipital synchondrosis) about the age of 15.


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  • J. Vignaud
  • M. L. Aubin

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