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New approach to morphometric analysis of Huschke’s foramen

H. Çetin1, S. Akkaşoğlu2, S. Çalışkan2
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0056
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Pubmed: 34060643
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  1. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
  2. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey

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Published online: 2021-05-25
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Accepted: 2021-05-11

Abstract

Background: Aim of the present study is to analyze the demographic and anatomical details of the Huschke’s foramen (HF) which are not previously studied and to present a new clinical perspective.

Materials and methods: MDCT (Multidedector Computed Tomography) images of 495 patients obtained were retrospectively evaluated. Presence of a HF, its’ size, relations of it with side, age and gender were noted for every patient. Size of the foramen was measured in the axial plane, as well as on the reconstructed coronal and sagittal planes.

Results: Of the 495 patients 99 (20%) had HF. There was no significant difference between females and males according to the presence of the HF and the side of the HF. When the dimension of the left- and the right-sided HFs were compared, there were no significant differences on none of the axes for the patients with unilateral or bilateral HF. There was no significant linear correlation between age and the dimension on axial axis, the dimension on the sagittal axis and the dimension on the coronal axis

Conclusions: The present work presenting morphologic and statistical variables of HF provides a data for further studies which will indicate risk factor of herniation through HF. By the aid of MDCT which is sensitive for detection of the HF because of its thin sections, high spatial resolution, and multiplanar capabilities, lesions which were previously diagnosed as dehiscence were found to be defects.

Abstract

Background: Aim of the present study is to analyze the demographic and anatomical details of the Huschke’s foramen (HF) which are not previously studied and to present a new clinical perspective.

Materials and methods: MDCT (Multidedector Computed Tomography) images of 495 patients obtained were retrospectively evaluated. Presence of a HF, its’ size, relations of it with side, age and gender were noted for every patient. Size of the foramen was measured in the axial plane, as well as on the reconstructed coronal and sagittal planes.

Results: Of the 495 patients 99 (20%) had HF. There was no significant difference between females and males according to the presence of the HF and the side of the HF. When the dimension of the left- and the right-sided HFs were compared, there were no significant differences on none of the axes for the patients with unilateral or bilateral HF. There was no significant linear correlation between age and the dimension on axial axis, the dimension on the sagittal axis and the dimension on the coronal axis

Conclusions: The present work presenting morphologic and statistical variables of HF provides a data for further studies which will indicate risk factor of herniation through HF. By the aid of MDCT which is sensitive for detection of the HF because of its thin sections, high spatial resolution, and multiplanar capabilities, lesions which were previously diagnosed as dehiscence were found to be defects.

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Keywords

Huschke’s foramen, multidedektor computed tomography, herniation, coronal diameter

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Title

New approach to morphometric analysis of Huschke’s foramen

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Original article

Published online

2021-05-25

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0056

Pubmed

34060643

Keywords

Huschke’s foramen
multidedektor computed tomography
herniation
coronal diameter

Authors

H. Çetin
S. Akkaşoğlu
S. Çalışkan

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