Keywords : Anterior clinoidectomy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 365-371
In the cranial cavity, the anterior clinoid process (ACP) is a small a bony projection in the lesser wing of Sphenoid in its posterior border. Surgically removing this is an important procedure for the proper treatment of any aneurysms related to the internal carotid artery (ICA) and for tumours in that region. Very few studies have reported dimensions, various surgical approaches and anatomical variations of this.
The aim of the study is to make morphometric measurements of ACP in the dry cranial cavity of South Indian adult skulls.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
The study was conducted on 23 dry adult South Indian skulls of unknown age and sex. Basal width, length and thickness of ACP were measured using Vernier caliper. The data were tabulated and related samples Wilcoxon signed rank test was done using SPSS software.