Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002526
Title: Morphological observation of impressions of middle meningeal artery organization in disarticulated parietal bone
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The middle meningeal artery (MMA) is the third branch of the first part of the maxillary artery, supplying the meninges. The complex sequence of MMA development and branching pattern gives many opportunities for various anatomical studies. In addition, the variations in the origin of the MMA are of clinical importance when dealing with fractures of the base of the skull, epidural hematomas, and bypass procedures. However, there are no reports about some morphometric aspects of this important arterial segment. Thus, in this study, we decided to investigate the anatomical organization of the MMA and its impression measurements from human skull bones. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 dry human parietal bones of unknown sex and without any gross breakage were collected and are subjected for visual and morphological analysis and evaluated. Using Vernier Caliper, the length of the main trunk, frontal branch, and parietal branch in parietal bone was measured. The diameter of the middle meningeal vessel (MMV) impression was measured using a flexible orthodontic wire. Results: Overall mean for these parameters was calculated using the data obtained. Range, mean, standard deviation, and standard error of mean were determined for each parameter. The average diameter of MMV is 1.56 ± 0.71 mm on the right parietal bone and 1.48 ± 0.99 mm on the left parietal bone. Conclusion: Our results will be useful to increase the detailed knowledge about this important arterial segment of the skull that has considerable clinical interest. Moreover, this study is unique in the literature as it fully describes the morphometric measurements of the MMA bilaterally using mathematical tools to provide a more reliable vision of the observations.

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    S. Praveen Kumar1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Praveen Kumar1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

    Title:Morphological observation of impressions of middle meningeal artery organization in disarticulated parietal bone
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1924-1927)
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    Methodology:Morphological observation
    Research Materials:middle meningeal vessel

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Diameter impression middle meningeal vessel morphometry parietal bone

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