Author(s): Samrithi Yuvaraj, Thenmozhi, Nirisha Sriram


DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00206.1   

Address: Samrithi Yuvaraj1*, Thenmozhi2, Nirisha Sriram1
1BDS 1st Year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
2Professor, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 8,     Year - 2015

AIM: The pterion is a very important landmark. It is being increasingly used by neurosurgeons to conduct keyhole surgeries. This study is being conducted to study pterion from the morphometric point of view. OBJECTIVE: To determine the location of pterion. BACKGROUND: The pterion is a H shaped suture which marks the confluence of the sphenoidal, parietal, temporal and frontal bones. It is seen on the lateral aspect of the skull. The pterion can be classified into four types : sphenoparietal, frontotemporal, stellate and temporal. REASON: The pterion is a vulnerable point and is prone to fractures. When such a fracture occurs the underlying deep structures are also affected. This study will be helpful in such a scenario.

Cite this article:
Samrithi Yuvaraj, Thenmozhi, Nirisha Sriram. Pterion: An Important Landmark for Neurosurgery. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(8): August, 2015; Page 1153-1154. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00206.1

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