International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 1869-1873

Date of Publication: 31-01-2016



Jaiswal Sonia *1, Pasricha Navbir 2, Bedi Ravinder Singh 3.

*1 Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, India.
2 Professor, Department of Anatomy, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, India.
3 Department of Comunity Medicine, Texila American University, Georgetown, South America.

Address: Dr Sonia Jaiswal, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, India.


Objectives: A detailed knowledge of the position of supraorbital notch/ foramen is essential for performing invasive surgical procedures involving anesthetic and therapeutic procedures. It is also helpful for anthropologists and forensic scientists.
Materials and Methods: Supraorbital notch and or foramen were analyzed in 100 human dry skulls bilaterally using digital vernier Calipers. The parameters that were taken up in the study were number of the notches/foramen, shape of the foramen and distance of the supraorbital notch/foramen from the nasion and from the frontozygomatic suture.
Results: Supraorbital notches were found to be more in number 43.8% as compared to foramens which were about 17.7%. Numbers of oval shaped foramina were more than round shaped foramina. The mean distance of Supra orbital Foramen (SOF)/ Supra orbital Notch SON from the nasion was about 21.66mm on right and 21.51mm on left side. Distance of SOF/ SON from the frontozygomatic suture on the right side was about 29.29mm while on the left side it was about 28.98mm.
Conclusion: Shape and position of the supraorbital notch/foramen was quite variable as was found in the present study. Hence detailed morphological analysis of supraorbital notch/foramen is essential for various therapeutic and anesthetic procedures.
KEY WORDS: Supraorbital notch, Supraorbital foramen, Supraorbital nerves and vessels.


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Jaiswal Sonia, Pasricha Navbir, Bedi Ravinder Singh. A STUDY OF THE ANATOMY OF SUPRAORBITAL NOTCH AND FORAMEN AND ITS CLINICAL CO-RELATES. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):1869-1873. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.354




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