Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002663
Title: Determining the position of jugular foramen with reference to mastoid process
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The jugular foramen (JF) of the human skull is a complex bony canal, which transmits vessels and nerves from the posterior cranial fossa through the skull base into the carotid space. The neural and vascular compartments are generally separated by a bone projection called the intra jugular process. Most of the approaches such as retrosigmoid and transjugular craniotomy for resection of tumors require partial petrosectomy traversing the jugular fossa. Thus, the knowledge of anatomical details of the position of JF would be a great help to surgeons while approaching this area. The aim of this study is to determine the position of JF in relation to mastoid process. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 dry human skulls of unknown sex and age were obtained from the Anatomy Department of Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University. The distance between the apex of the mastoid process and the outer border of the JF (fossa) of both sides was measured using Vernier caliper; all measurements were tabulated and analyzed statistically. Result: The distance between mastoid process and JF and the range for this is about 14.0–26.7 mm on the left side and 15.0–28.9 on the right side. The mean distance between mastoid process and JF on the left and right sides is 19.6 and 21.5, respectively. Conclusion: A precise knowledge of the JF morphometrics is essential to the neurosurgeon, often posed with the colossal challenge of approaching this area to treat various pathologies affecting this area. Our study would help for the precise location of the foramen from the mastoid process.

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    R. Nivethitha1 , 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, 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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    R. Nivethitha1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

    Title:Determining the position of jugular foramen with reference to mastoid process
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2453-2455)
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    Methodology:Mastoid process
    Research Materials: 50 dry human skulls,Cranio basal surgery

Keywords

Cranio basal surgery Jugular foramen syndrome Jugular Foramen Mastoid process

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