IJAR.2016.464

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3329-3332

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.464

INCIDENCE OF EPIPTERIC BONES: AN ANATOMICAL STUDY WITH CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

Tallapaneni Sreekanth*

MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital & Research Center, Peerancheeruvu, Near Arramaisamma Temple, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Tallapaneni Sreekanth, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital & Research Center, Peerancheeruvu, Near Arramaisamma Temple, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Mobile No: 70934 49309, 91006 83056. E-Mail: anatomysreekanth18@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Epipteric bones are small irregular ossicles that occur near the former  antero lateral fontanelle of  the  cranium having no regular relations to their normal ossific centres.

Materials and Methods:  The present study was conducted on  120 dry adult human skulls collected from both the Anatomy and Forensic Department also from the students of Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital and Research Centre.  They were examined meticulously for the presence of Epipteric bones and photographs were taken.

Results: In the present study the unilateral occurrence of  epipteric bones  was seen in 6 (5%) skulls  out of 120 skulls.  4 (3.33%) skulls showed in left pterion  and  2 (1.67%)skulls showed in right pterion. Only in one  case 2 sutural bones  were present at the  right pterion.  Remaining skulls  showed single relatively larger epipteric bones.

Conclusion: The anatomical knowledge of the  epipteric bones is essential for anthropologists,  radiologists reporting skiagrams of skulls in  head  injuries,  neurosurgeons  while performing burr holes during excision of intra cranial tumours  and neuroanatomists.

Key words:  pterion, epipteric bones.

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Cite this article: Tallapaneni Sreekanth. INCIDENCE OF EPIPTERIC BONES: AN ANATOMICAL STUDY WITH CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3329-3332. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.464
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