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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1201) Last page : ( 1203)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00229.8

Morphometric study of Anterior Condylar Canal in relation to Occipital Condyle in South Indian Dry Skulls

Harrita S.1,*, Thenmozhi M.S.2

1I BDS Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai-600 077

2HOD, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha University, Chennai-600 077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: harritasivakumar19@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

The study aims to evaluate the relation between anterior condylar canal and occipital condyle in South Indian dry skulls.

Objective

To find the relation between the position of anterior condylar canal and occipital condyle.

Background

The anterior condylar canal transmits hypoglossal nerve which is the motor supply to the tongue. Thus it is important to study relation of hypoglossal canal and its relation.

Reason

Anterior condylar canal is present in the base of the skull and it transmits an important nerve, the hypoglossal nerve which supplies the tongue, the relation of the canal with the surrounding structures must be studied in order to identify any variation in the position in order to treat anomalies.

Conclusion

The relation between the hypoglossal canal and occipital condyle must be studied Since the hypoglossal canal transmits an important cranial nerve, the hypoglossal nerve which supplies the muscles of the tongue. This relation is important for the neurosurgeons who perform surgery involving this region, thus helping them plan the surgery in an easy and safe way.

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