Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1.2 (February 2018)

Page No.: 4901-4905

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.504


Pranjali  Uttamrao  Rathod *1, Sachin  Shembekar 2.

MD Anatomy, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

MD  Anatomy, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence:  Dr.Pranjali  Uttamrao  Rathod, MD Anatomy, #6,  2nd floor, 1st Main At Street, RMV second stage, New Bel Road, Bangalore  Karnataka, India.  Pin code-560054. Contact no.-9970012994, 8087253751, E-Mail: drchayarathod2@gmail.com


Enlargement of lateral ventricle  is most striking feature after sixth decade  of life. Regression of brain is normal ageing process. But there are marked individual  variations in this process. Lateral ventricular contours are relatively constant, except for the occipital horns. Two major changes that may occur in elderly individual without neurologic deficits is enlargement of ventricles and cortical atrophy. This study is focusing  on the changes in  posterior horn of lateral ventricle in different age groups. Aim of this study is to statistically analyse the length of the posterior horn of lateral ventricle in human and to correlate the changes in relation to age and side. Method: The CT images of 150 adult  individuals (age group 20-80yrs) was studied in both males and females. Length of posterior horn of lateral ventricle was measured using dicomworks software. Result: Mean value of length of the posterior horn increases on both sides as the age increases. Values are larger in 61-80 years.  In relation to the side, the length of posterior horn is greater on the left side as compared to the right side.

Key words: CT Images, Lateral Ventricle, Cortical Atrophy, Posterior horn.


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Cite this article: Pranjali Uttamrao Rathod, Sachin Shembekar. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF POSTERIOR HORN OF LATERAL VENTRICLE AND ITS CORRELATION WITH AGE AND SIDE: A CT STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(1.2):4901-4905. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.504