Mastoid emissary foramina: an anatomical morphological study with discussion on their evolutionary and clinical implications

@inproceedings{Murlimanju2014MastoidEF,
  title={Mastoid emissary foramina: an anatomical morphological study with discussion on their evolutionary and clinical implications},
  author={Bukkambudhi Virupakshamurthy Murlimanju and Ganesh Kumar Chettiar and Manoor Dass Prameela and Mamatha Tonse and Naveen Kumar and Vasudha V. Saralaya and Latha Venkatraya Prabhu},
  booktitle={Anatomy & cell biology},
  year={2014}
}
The identification of mastoidal emissary veins is of importance in the neurosurgical practice to diagnose abnormal and normal structures. In the present study, the objectives were to estimate the prevalence rate of mastoidal emissary foramina in the temporal bones of the adult skull and to study their number and morphology. The present study included 48 adult human skulls which were obtained from the gross anatomy laboratory of our institution. The mastoid parts of 96 temporal bones were… CONTINUE READING
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