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Model of a fetal skull with fontanelles corresponding to pregnancy week 30

Model of a fetal skull with fontanelles corresponding to pregnancy week 30

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In our range of skull models, we have 2 models of a fetal skull. This fetal skull is our best seller. It is mainly bought by Cranio-Sacral Therapists and osteopaths.

The fetal skull is molded in white plastic and is delivered in a size that corresponds to the size of the fetus at week 30 of pregnancy. The dimensions are 18.5 x 14.5 x 14 cm, and the weight is 0.3 kg.

The model is delivered on a white stand.

Anatomical features

Anatomically, it must be emphasized that the fetal skull allows the fontanelles to be seen. Although a child has 6 of these areas (holes) at birth, we often only talk about a front and back fontanelle.

It should be added that in a living child one particularly notices the anterior fontanelle, which is square. It feels like "a hole" approximately in the middle of the top of the skull. This is probably the explanation why the manufacturer of the model has chosen to highlight the fontanel with the help of colour.

All 6 fontanelles are seen on the fetal skull:

The large anterior fontanelle (highlighted in color on the model)
The posterior fontanelle
Right anterior lateral fontanelle
Right posterior lateral fontanelle
Left anterior lateral fontanelle
Left posterior lateral fontanelle

Generally speaking, the human skull can be divided into 2 parts, and the fetal skull therefore shows the development of the following:

1) The braincase (neurocranium), which is intended to enclose the brain and the hearing-equilibrium organ

2) The facial skeleton (viscerocranium) which surrounds the nasal cavity and forms the tooth-bearing framework around the oral cavity. The 32 teeth are also included

Product flexibility

In terms of movement, only the jaw joint is relevant to emphasize, but it is not movable on the model.

Clinical features

Clinically speaking, the model has been developed to understand fontanelles, which not infrequently worry new parents. It is also ideal for understanding conditions such as craniosynostosis and the formation of independent suture bones (ossa suturalia/Wormiana) as well as the development and function of sutures in relation to forms of treatment such as osteopathy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

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Christian Birksø
Owner and founder of eAnatomi ApS

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