Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1700-1703
Date of Publication: 31-12-2015
STUDY ON THE OCCURRENCE OF WORMIAN BONES AMONG THE MALE AND FEMALE SKULLS OF TAMIL NADU, INDIA
A. Mary Antony Praba *1, C.Venkatramaniah 2.
*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tagore Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tagore Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Address: Dr. A. Mary Antony Praba. Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tagore Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Background: Wormian bones, also known as intra sutural bones are extra bone pieces that occur within a suture in the cranium. These are irregular isolated bones which appear in addition to the usual centers of ossification of the cranium and, although unusual, are not rare. The number of sutural bones varies considerably because different individuals and different population have different numbers of sutural bones. They occur mostly along the sutures and meeting point of the cranial sutures. They occur most frequently in the course of the lambdoid suture. They are also occasionally seen within the sagittal and coronal sutures.
Materials and Methods: In this present study we analyzed the occurrence of sutural bones among 50 male and female skulls in Tamil Nadu region and we compared the results along with the studies of Indian skulls.
Result and Conclusion: Based on the study we concluded that sutural bones are more among male skulls than in females among the skulls of Tamil Nadu and this is exactly the opposite of the results given in Indian population.
Key Words: Bregma, Lambda, Pterion, Asterion.
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A. Mary Antony Praba, C.Venkatramaniah. STUDY ON THE OCCURRENCE OF WORMIAN BONES AMONG THE MALE AND FEMALE SKULLS OF TAMIL NADU, INDIA. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(4):1700-1703. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.320