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Published online: 2006-06-08
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The ossified interclinoid ligament

J. Skrzat, R. Szewczyk, J. Walocha
Folia Morphol 2006;65(3):242-245.

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Vol 65, No 3 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-06-08
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The paper presents an anatomical description of the ossified interclinoid ligament which was found in a male human skull. In the case studied the ossified ligament exists as a bony bridge between the anterior and posterior clinoid processes on the left side of the skull. The length of this connection was measured as 5.0 mm, while its thickness was 3.2 mm. We conjecture that the presence of a considerably thick bony trabecula within the sella region might have had an impact on the course of the internal carotid artery or the oculomotor nerve, causing compression of these structures.

Abstract

The paper presents an anatomical description of the ossified interclinoid ligament which was found in a male human skull. In the case studied the ossified ligament exists as a bony bridge between the anterior and posterior clinoid processes on the left side of the skull. The length of this connection was measured as 5.0 mm, while its thickness was 3.2 mm. We conjecture that the presence of a considerably thick bony trabecula within the sella region might have had an impact on the course of the internal carotid artery or the oculomotor nerve, causing compression of these structures.
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Keywords

calcification; clinoid processes; taenia interclinoidea; sellar bridge; sphenoid bone

About this article
Title

The ossified interclinoid ligament

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 3 (2006)

Pages

242-245

Published online

2006-06-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(3):242-245.

Keywords

calcification
clinoid processes
taenia interclinoidea
sellar bridge
sphenoid bone

Authors

J. Skrzat
R. Szewczyk
J. Walocha

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