Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.2 (August 2017)

Page No.: 4290-4294

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.313


Manjunath Halagatti 1, Channabasanagouda *2.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Koppal Instistute of Medical Sciences, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

*2 Associate  Professor, Department of Anatomy, Koppal Instistute of Medical Sciences, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Channabasanagouda (MBBS  MD), Associate Professor,  Department of Anatomy,  Koppal Instistute of Medical Sciences, Koppal, Karnataka – 583231 Phone : 09481562274 E-Mail: drcbg2007@gmail.com


Introduction : Pterion is an important landmark in the temporal fossa. It is a significant area for the surface location of anterior branch of middle meningeal artery and stem of lateral sulcus of the cerebrum. Based upon the pattern of articulation of the bones, different varieties of pterion have been encountered. Knowing about the incidence of types of pterion is very important for neurosurgeons, anthropologists, forensic scientists and radiologists.

Materials and methods : Current study was done on 282 dry adult human cadaveric skulls (564 sides), for the incidence of different types of pterion. Types of pterion are – sphenoparietal type, frontotemporal type, stellate type and epipteric type.

Results : Out of the 564 pteria,we have identified 455 sphenoparietal type, 77 frontotemporal type, 17 stellate type and 15 epipteric types. The incidence of different types of pteria have been correlated and compared with the data available from previous studies.

Conclusion : The current study on incidence of types of pterion will add further knowledge to the available data about types of pterion and it will be of immense help for neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists and anthropologists for  proper diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Key words: Pterion, sphenoid, temporal, frontal, meningeal.


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Cite this article: Manjunath Halagatti, Channabasanagouda. INCIDENCE OF TYPES OF PTERION IN SOUTH INDIANS – A STUDY ON CADAVERIC DRY SKULLS . Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.2):4290-4294. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.313