Morphometric Analysis of Infraorbital Foramen in South Indian Population
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064

Research Paper | Anatomy and Histology | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Morphometric Analysis of Infraorbital Foramen in South Indian Population

U. Sujatha, Prashanti T., K. Chitty Narasamma, Ch. Jayamma

Background: Infraorbital foramen (IOF) is located on the maxillary bone 1 cm inferior to the infraorbital margin. IOF transmits infraorbital vessels and nerve. Infraorbital nerve supplies the skin of the cheek, upper lip and side of the nose. The knowledge of location of IOF gives important data in giving local anaesthesia in maxillofacial and plastic surgeries. Aims and objectives: To study the shape of IOF and the mean distance between IOF and maxillary midline. Materials and methods: 42 dried human skulls with unknown age and sex at the Department of Anatomy, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool. Observations were made by direct inspection for shape and distance between IOF and maxillary midline measured using sliding Vernier calipers and mean distance was calculated. Results: Most common shape of IOF was oval followed by semicircular and then circular. The mean distance between IOF and maxillary midline was 27.7 mm. Conclusion: Infraorbital nerve, emerging through the IOF, is the nerve of choice for regional nerve block during maxillofacial surgeries. Exact knowledge of location of IOF is essential to avoid injury to infraorbital nerve. Therefore, the results of present study have clinical importance while performing surgical procedures in the infraorbital region to prevent iatrogenic complications.

Keywords: Skull, infraorbital foramen, infraorbital nerve, maxillofacial surgery

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 103 - 105

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

U. Sujatha, Prashanti T., K. Chitty Narasamma, Ch. Jayamma, "Morphometric Analysis of Infraorbital Foramen in South Indian Population", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20196547, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019, 103 - 105

210 PDF Views | 144 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF



Similar Articles with Keyword 'Skull'

Research Paper, Anatomy and Histology, India, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021

Pages: 404 - 407

Anatomical Variations of Foramen Ovale and Clinical Significance

Dr. Gyan Prakash Mishra, Dr. Ajay Singh Rajput, Dr Stuti Tandon

Share this Article

Research Paper, Anatomy and Histology, India, Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Pages: 489 - 493

Jewelers Cut: An Innovative Technique for Middle Ear Dissection

Baro Baneswar, Rabha Gunamani, Sarma Tapan

Share this Article

Research Paper, Anatomy and Histology, India, Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020

Pages: 1433 - 1437

Role of Computed Tomography in Evaluation of Anatomical Variations of the Paranasal Sinuses - CT Findings in 350 Patients

Seema Dhuria, Chandrakala Agarwal, Arpit, Jitendra

Share this Article

Case Studies, Anatomy and Histology, India, Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014

Pages: 1483 - 1484

Occipitalization of the Atlas - A Case Report

Dr. Girish V. Patil, Dr. Shishirkumar

Share this Article

Research Paper, Anatomy and Histology, India, Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016

Pages: 1388 - 1392

Types of Ossified Pterygospinous Ligament and Its Clinical Implications

J. Leonoline Ebenezer, J. Chanemougavally

Share this Article
Top