Sutures - separated

Separation of the sutures

Separated sutures are abnormally wide spaces in the bony joints of the skull in an infant.

Skull of a newborn

The "sutures" or anatomical lines where the bony plates of the skull join together can be easily felt in the newborn infant. The diamond shaped space on the top of the skull and the smaller space further to the back are often referred to as the "soft spot" in young infants.

Considerations

Causes

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit