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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Interparietal (Inca) bone: a case report

Author(s): Suman Udupi* and Jayanthi Kadaba Srinivasan

The squamous part of occipital bone consists of two parts, supraoccipital and interparietal. The interparietal portion ossifies intramembranously and in rare cases may be separated from the supraoccipital part by a suture. It is then called as the interparietal or Inca bone. The occurrence of Inca variable is rare in humans. The authors here report a case of true interparietal or Inca bone in adult human skull. Knowledge of Inca ossicles in human skulls may be useful to neurosurgeons orthopedic surgeons, anthropologists, radiologists and forensic experts.

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