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The vertebral artery is vulnerable to compression in its course between foramen transversarium and the foramen magnum during extreme rotation of the head and neck. This situation may be aggravated by the presence of posterior or lateral bridge of the atlas and result in compromised blood flow. The incidence of the bony ring formed by posterior bridging has(More)
Seventy-one adult skulls (58 dentulous skulls: 56 bilateral and 2 unilateral, 13 edentulous: 11 bilateral and 2 unilateral) of unknown sex were examined for the variations of the location of the greater palatine foramen. The location of greater palatine foramen (GPF) was noted with relation to mid sagittal suture (MSS), posterior palatal border (PPB), and(More)
  • K Y Manjunath
  • 2000
Ansa cervicalis is a loop of nervers usually by C1, C2 and C3 fibres in the lateral aspect of the neck, Occasionally the superior root of the ansa (derived from C1) may original from the vagus either party or entirely, but the fibres can be traced back to their true cases of ansa cervicalis arising from the nagal trunk observed in dissection room cadavers(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the position of fissures of the lungs is necessary for the appreciation of lobar anatomy and thus locating the bronchopulmonary segments. METHODS Morphological variations of fissures and lobes of the lungs were studied in 30 pairs of lungs from cadavers. RESULTS Five right-sided lungs showed absence of horizontal fissure, 19(More)
Incidental finding of an accessory slip of the piriformis muscle in the gluteal region is reported. Following routine dissection of the gluteal region in three formalin-fixed cadavers, an accessory slip of the piriformis was observed. The accessory slip was cleaned, attachments were identified, and dimensions were measured in two parts as fleshy and(More)
The ligual of mandible is a tongue shaped bony projection on the medical surface of the ramus close to the posterior margin of the mandibular foramen. Since the inferior alveolar nerve enters the mandibular foramen to supply the strctures of the lower jaw, the relationship of lingula to the inferior alveolar nerve is of clinical significance to dental(More)
BACKGROUND With a high prevalence of diabetes in India, there is a need to study the impact of this disease on the quality of life (QoL) of the patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This facility-based cross-sectional study assessed the QoL of patients attending the diabetic clinic using the World Health Organization (WHO) QoL BREF instrument in Tamil Nadu. The(More)
A new anomalous apperture has been identified by the author in association with the occipital bone. It was situated in the interval between the jugular fossa and the occipital condyles. Out of 118 skull bases examined four instances of this anomalous apperture were found (2 complete and 2 incomplete). The author speculates that they may transmitting the(More)
BACKGROUND Even though the problem of anemia during pregnancy has been adequately emphasized, very little attention has been paid to postpartum anemia. The objective of the current study was to estimate the mean change in maternal hemoglobin from 36 weeks' gestation to 6 weeks postpartum and to identify the factors associated with anemia during the(More)
The incidence of the bony bridging of the mylohyoid groove of the mandible was studied in a collection of two hundred and twenty five south Indian mandibles. The bony bridging was noticed in 6.39% of the mandibles studied. The incidence of this trait shows a wide range of variation among the different population groups of India. The bony bridging of the(More)