Type of Article:  Original

Volume 7; Issue 2.1 (April 2019)

Page No.: 6387-6389

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.123


Gregory Tsoucalas *1, Eleni Panagouli 2, Anastasios Vasilopoulos 1, Ekaterini Krioni 3, Vasilios Thomaidis 1, Aliki Fiska 1.

*1 Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

2 Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

3 Municipal Cemetery of Volos, Magnesia, Greece.

Corresponding author: Gregory Tsoucalas, 6th Kl Alexandroupolis-Makris, 68100 PC, tel: 2551030912, email: gregorytsoucalas@yahoo.gr


The supratrochlear foramen (STF) of the distal part of the humerus bone presents a known anatomical skeleton variation. On the other hand the cause for its appearance remains obscure. Its incidence is reported to be from 0% up to 60% among the adults, depending of the population. Results. Our research on dry bone skeletal remains demonstrated a very low incidence of 0.8% in the Magnesia region of the central Greece. Conclusions. STF incidence presents a huge percentage interval depending on the region in study. Due to various interventional procedures performed in the distal part of the humerus clinicians should be aware of this rare anatomical variation.

Key words: Humerus, Supratrochlear Foramen, Septal Aperture, Magnesia.


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Cite this article: Gregory Tsoucalas, Eleni Panagouli, Anastasios Vasilopoulos, Ekaterini Krioni, Vasilios Thomaidis, Aliki Fiska. SUPRATROCHLEAR FORAMEN OF THE HUMERUS: TWO CASES FROM THE HELLENIC REGION OF MAGNESIA. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(2.1):6387-6389. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.123