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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2016

Pages :   1083-1085

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Occurrence and Importance of Posterior Condylar Foramen



Address:   Sahil Choudhari1, M.S. Thenmozhi2
1I BDS, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai – 600 077
2HOD, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai – 600 077
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00206.7

ABSTRACT:
Background: The posterior condylar foramen is a canal in the posterior condyloid fossa of the lateral parts of occipital condyle. The posterior condylar foramen is the largest emissary foramen of the posterior cranial fossa. It acts as a route for venous circulation. It has varied clinical importance. Objectives: To determine the occurance and importance of posterior condylar foramen with respect to occurance, laterality and diameter. Materials and methods: An observational study was carried out on 70 dry human skulls obtained from Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India. The diameter of the foramen was measured using a vernier caliper. Result: The posterior condylar foramen was found to be present in 88.57% of the skulls. The incidence of bilateral presence was more than the unilateral presence. The average diameter of the foramen was 3.9mm. Conclusion: The anatomical knowledge of posterior condylar foramen and its variations is important for the neurosurgeons, radiologists and ENT surgeons.
KEYWORDS:
Posterior condylar foramen, Venous circulation, Neurosurgeons
Cite:
Sahil Choudhari, M.S. Thenmozhi. Occurrence and Importance of Posterior Condylar Foramen. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2016; 9(8):1083-1085.
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