Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3354-3357

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.475


Nagaraj. S *1, Gayatri.N 2, Anil. R. Sherke 3.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

3 Professor & Head of the department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr.Nagaraj. S, H.No 3-9-487/2, Plot No12, Road No. 2, Bhavani Nagar, Mansoorabad, Hyderabad, India-500068. Mobile no: 09502366224. E-Mail: cdrnagraj@gmail.com


Background: Orbit is pyramidal cavity in the facial skeleton with its apex at the optical canal. The dimensions of the orbital cavity vary in populations belonging to different geographical areas. The present study was conducted so as to know such differences which will further aid in anthropological and forensic evaluation of skulls.

Materials: The study involved 100 dry skulls collected from Anatomy department of KIMS, Narketpally and also from medical and dental students. Orbital height (OH) and orbital breadth (OB) of both sides were measured using digital vernier calipers. Orbital index (OI) was then calculated with the formula OI= OH/OB X100

Results: The mean orbital height was 32.42mm, mean orbital breadth was 36.01mm and mean Orbital Index to be 87.39. Maximum orbits measured were of Mesoseme type.

Conclusion: The orbital dimensions measured in the present study shows the diversity of orbital morphology in different geographical areas. It also may help in better treatment of orbital pathologies.

KEY WORDS: Orbital morphometry, Dry skull, Orbital Index, Mesoseme


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Cite this article: Nagaraj. S, Gayatri.N, Anil. R. Sherke. ORBITAL MORPHOLOGY OF TELANGANA REGION: A DIRECT MEASUREMENT STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3354-3357. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.475