Morphological and Morphometric study of carotid canal in Indian Population

*, Somesh M. S and *, Sridevi H.B. and *, Murlimanju BV and Pai, Shakunthala R (2014) Morphological and Morphometric study of carotid canal in Indian Population. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 5 (7). pp. 455-460. ISSN 0976-9633

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Aim: To study the morphological details and analyse the morphometry of the External Aperture of carotid canal (AECC) in the base of dry human skulls of mainly Indian population. Methods: 82 dry adult human skulls of unknown sex and of South Indian origin were obtained and variations in appearance of AECC were observed. The length and width of the AECC of both sides were determined using vernier calipers and area (A) was calculated and analyze d. Also measurements were made between certain chosen landmarks on both the sides and analyzed. Results: The values for the right side were 8.12 ± 0.99 mm, 6.31 ± 0.64mm and 40.61 ± 7.79 mm2 and for the left side the values were 8.15 ± 1.00 mm, 6.19 ± 0.80 mm and 40.032 ± 8.10 mm2 respectively, for the mean length, width and area of the AECC. Also, the shape of AECC was typically round in most of the skulls studied (51.83%). Conclusion: By analyzing the length, width and area of AECC on both the sides, there was no statistical difference and the values were comparable with the studies done in the past.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotid canal, Morphology, Morphometry, Skull, Sphenoid
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 12:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 12:10

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