Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Topographic and anatomic features of transverse foramen of cervical vertebra in age and sex aspect

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №2 Pages: 177-181
Heading: Macro- and Micromorphology Article type: Original article
Authors: Anisimov D.I., Norkin I.A., Nikolenko V.N., Anisimova E.A., Aleshkina О.Yu., Ostrovsky V.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, First Moscow State Medical University n.a. I.M. Sechenov

Purpose: to reveal regularities of variability of morphometric parameters of foramen of transverse process of cervical vertebra. Materials and Methods. Method of osteometry was used to determine size of transverse process of cervical vertebra at 112 adult skeletons. Results. Sexual dimorphism of size of transverse process of cervical vertebra, topographic variability of size, form and foramen orientations were revealed. Conclusion. Foramen size prevail at men over women by 0,5-1,5 mm and has characteristic of fluctuating dissymmetry

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