The human skull is the most complex of bony structures in the human body. It is a structurally elegant assemblage of some 28 bones including the auditory ossicles. An appreciation of its complexity is a basic requirement for many scientific, medical and clinical disciplines, and yet to many it remains something of a mystery.
To unravel its "mysteries" requires more than merely the ability to identify its components, but also having a familiarity with its three dimensional structure, its embryological origins, its "normal" appearance of the complete structure and its individual components.
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