Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.2 (August 2018)

Page No.: 5574-5580

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.286


Namrata Kolsur 1, Radhika P.M *2, Shailaja Shetty 3, Ashok Kumar 4.

1 Final year MBBS, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

3 Professor& HOD, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

4 Professor and HOD, Department of Radiology Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding Author:  Dr. Radhika P.M, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ramaiah Medical College, MSRIT Post, Bangalore, 560054, Karnataka, India. Phone: 9035044023 E-Mail: parameshradhika@gmail.com


Introduction: Ventricular enlargement is a characteristic physical change that is present frequently in a number of cerebral disorders encountered in neurologic and psychiatric practice. Quantitative assessment of neuroimages for ventricular size is an effective approach to reveal structural changes in conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, schizophrenia, Huntington’s disease, hydrocephalus and many other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Aim: The present study is being done with the aim to establish normal ventricular indices of brain in both sexes and to find the correlation between these indices in different age groups in Indian population.

Materials and Methods: The data for the present study are 300 CT scan which are collected from department of Radiology, Ramaiah hospitals. The following indices such as Evans index, bifrontal index, bicaudate index, cella media index, third ventricular index , Huckman’s index  and ventricular index were calculated. The parameters were tabulated and statistically analyzed.

Results: The ventricular indices showed statistically significant difference between males and females in all the indices except for cella media index. There was positive correlation coefficient between age and indices which was statistically significant.

Conclusion: The knowledge of normal anatomy of ventricular system of brain helpful for clinicians, neurosurgeons and radiologists in day to day clinical practice.

Key words: Linear Ventricular Indices, Evans Index, Bifrontal Index, Bicaudate Index, Cella Media Index, Third Ventricular Index, Huckman Index, Ventricular Index.


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Cite this article: Namrata Kolsur, Radhika P.M, Shailaja Shetty, Ashok Kumar. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF VENTRICULAR INDICES IN HUMAN BRAIN USING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCANS IN INDIAN POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.2):5574-5580. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.286