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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1575) Last page : ( 1576)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00309.7

Morphometric analysis of internal acoustic meatus

Prashaanthi N.1,*, Krishnamoorthy Karpagam2

1I year BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prashaanthinagaraj@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim and objective

To study the morphometric analysis of internal acoustic meatus.

Background

The internal acoustic meatus (iam) is a short bony canal that lies between the posterior surface of the petrous pyramid and the bony labyrinth within the dense petrous part of the temporal bone. The cn vii (facial nerve), cn vii (vestibulotrochlear nerve) and labyrinth vessels pass through the internal acoustic meatus. The internal acoustic meatus is important as a region in which acoustic neuromas occur.

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