Clinical significance of a mysterious clival canal.

S. R. Nayak, Vasudha V. Saralaya, Latha V. Prabhu, Mangala M. Pai, A. Krishnamurthy

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Abstract

During routine osteology demonstration of the posterior cranial fossa we noticed a transverse bony canal in the middle third of the clivus of an adult male skull. The canal was situated 1.8 cm in front the anterior border of the foramen magnum. The length of the canal was 0.6 cm long. The possible embryological basis and clinical significance of the variation was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalRomanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie
Volume48
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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