Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002666
Title: Anthropometric measurement and variations in positions of infraorbital foramen and its surgical importance
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Infraorbital margin (IOM) is formed laterally by the zygomatic bone and medially by the maxilla. Infraorbital foramen (IOF) is situated about 1 cm below the IOM for the passage of infraorbital nerves and vessels. The knowledge about the position of the IOF provides important data in giving local anesthesia in maxillofacial and plastic surgeries. The aim of this study is to determine shape, the position of IOF in relation to maxillary teeth, the presence of accessory IOF, transverse distance from the IOM, and distance from the malar prominence. Materials and Methods: This study was done with 40 skulls of unknown age and sex from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, of which only 26 skulls turned out to be ideal skulls for this research. Each skull was examined for shape, position with respect to maxillary teeth, the presence of accessory foramen and using Vernier caliper distance from IOM and distance from malar prominence was measured. All data were tabulated and statistically analyzed. Results: In the present study, it is clear that the mean distance between IOF and IOM is 7.02 mm in the right side and 7.41 mm in the left side and mean distance between Malar prominence and IOF is 22.36 mm in the right side and 20.98 mm in the left side. Most of the IOF are oval in shape. The position of the IOF was found to be variable in relation to maxillary teeth. Conclusions: The result of this research may assist the surgeons to localize the important maxillofacial openings, avoid injury to the neurovascular bundles and facilitates surgical, local anesthetic, and other invasive procedures.

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    M. Srinisha1 , 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: K. Yuvaraj Babu, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental college, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    M. Srinisha1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

    Title:Anthropometric measurement and variations in positions of infraorbital foramen and its surgical importance
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2462-2464)
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    Methodology:Anthropometric measurement
    Research Materials:40 skulls

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Infraorbital margin Infraorbital nerve and vessels Malar prominence Position of infraorbital foramen Shape of infraorbital foramen

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