The morphology of meningo-orbital foramen in south Indian population

Ashwin Krishnamurthy, Soubhagya R. Nayak, Latha V. Prabhu, Dil Islam Mansur, Lakshmi Ramanathan, Sampath Madhyastha, Vasudha Saralaya

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Abstract

When present, the meningo-orbital foramen forms an additional link between the orbit and the middle cranial fossa. It contains an arterial anastomose between the middle menigeal artery - the meningo- lacrimal branch and the lacrimal artery - the meningeal branch. The incidence of this foramen is known to vary between 28-82.9 %. In the present study of 138 dry adult skulls of South Indian origin, the meningo- orbital foramen was present in 80.4 % of population. The mean distance of the meningo-orbital foramen from the supra-orbital notch was 34.14 mm (29-38 mm) and from the fronto-zygomatic suture it was 26.10 mm (28-35 mm). The incidence and location of the meningo-orbital foramen may be of surgical significance to ophthalmologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-519
Number of pages3
JournalBratislava Medical Journal
Volume109
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Krishnamurthy, A., Nayak, S. R., Prabhu, L. V., Mansur, D. I., Ramanathan, L., Madhyastha, S., & Saralaya, V. (2008). The morphology of meningo-orbital foramen in south Indian population. Bratislava Medical Journal, 109(11), 517-519.