Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004078
Title: Morphological and morphometrical study of transverse foramina of atlas, axis, and vertebra prominens and their clinical implications
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
  • Abstract
  • Audio Abstract
  • Authors
  • Pdf File
  • Citation
  • My Reference
  • Methodology
  • Abstract

    Introduction: Atlas is a ring of bone and consists of a lateral masses connected by a short anterior arch and a long posterior arch. The transverse processes project laterally from the lateral masses and longer than that of the other cervical vertebrae except the seventh. Axis consists of dens or odontoid process projecting superiority from its body. It acts as a pivot for rotational process of the atlas. C7 transverse foramina are small and do not transmit the vertebral artery. C7 anterior tubercle is small, possesses a cervical rib. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 dry human atypical cervical vertebrae were obtained from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals and were evaluated. The size, shape, diameter, and localization of transverse foramina of atlas, axis, and vertebra prominens are analyzed. Results: From the above data, we obtain the exact measurements of the transverse foramina for atlas, axis, and C7. The right transverse foramen is larger than the left transverse foramina in atlas and axis. Similarly, the left transverse foramen is larger than the right transverse foramina in C7. The shapes of the foramina seemed to be mostly round and oval in shape. Conclusion: There were significant changes in the transverse foramina on the left and right side in atlas, axis, and C7. Hence, morphological structures were also determined.

  • Abstract Audio

    No Audio file found

  • About the authors and Affiliations

    Author(s) Name:

    M. Ashritha, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Affiliation(s) Name:

    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.

  • View Article File in pdf format.

    Article File
  • View Article Citation Here.

    0 View More
  • How to Cite my Article.

    Author:

    M. Ashritha, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Title:Morphological and morphometrical study of transverse foramina of atlas, axis, and vertebra prominens and their clinical implications
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2013-2015)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Morphological and morphometrical study
    Research Materials:atlas, axis, and vertebra

Keywords

Atlas Axis Morphometry Odontoid process Transverse foramina Vertebra prominens

Our Services

Most Downloaded List