Vertex

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The vertex is the midline bony landmark at the most superior part of the calvaria in the standard anatomical position, near the midpoint of the sagittal suture (i.e. between the bregma and lambda).

It is one of the skull landmarks, craniometric points for radiological or anthropological skull measurement.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 40394
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Skull vertex
  • Vertex of the skull

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