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Vol 78, No 3 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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Submitted: 2018-11-22
Accepted: 2019-01-04
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Morphometric and macroanatomic examination of auditory ossicles in male wolves (Canis lupus)

İ. Gürbüz, Y. Demiraslan, M. O. Dayan, K. Aslan
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0011
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Pubmed: 30687911
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Folia Morphol 2019;78(3):600-605.

open access

Vol 78, No 3 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-01-24
Submitted: 2018-11-22
Accepted: 2019-01-04

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to determine morphometric and macroanatomic features of auditory ossicles and the tympanic bulla in wolf.

Materials and methods: For this purpose, 7 skulls of adult male wolf were used in the study. Auditory ossicles was photographed on a dissection microscope after it was removed from the skull. A total of 14 morphometric measurements were taken among the different points of malleus, incus and stapes in Image J programme. Mean values of the measurements were obtained and statistically compared in terms of sides (right-left).

Results: In male wolves, the lengths of the right and left malleus were determined as mean 9.35 ± 0.14 and 9.57 ± 0.25 mm, the lengths of the incus as mean 3.01 ± 0.32 and 2.94 ± 0.16 mm, and the lengths of the stapes as mean 2.57 ± 0.12 and 2.59 ± 0.14 mm, respectively. The differences were not statistically significant when all the morphometric parameters were compared in terms of sides (p > 0.05).

Conclusions: It is considered that this study will contribute to the anatomical studies to be conducted in the Canidae family regarding auditory ossicles.

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to determine morphometric and macroanatomic features of auditory ossicles and the tympanic bulla in wolf.

Materials and methods: For this purpose, 7 skulls of adult male wolf were used in the study. Auditory ossicles was photographed on a dissection microscope after it was removed from the skull. A total of 14 morphometric measurements were taken among the different points of malleus, incus and stapes in Image J programme. Mean values of the measurements were obtained and statistically compared in terms of sides (right-left).

Results: In male wolves, the lengths of the right and left malleus were determined as mean 9.35 ± 0.14 and 9.57 ± 0.25 mm, the lengths of the incus as mean 3.01 ± 0.32 and 2.94 ± 0.16 mm, and the lengths of the stapes as mean 2.57 ± 0.12 and 2.59 ± 0.14 mm, respectively. The differences were not statistically significant when all the morphometric parameters were compared in terms of sides (p > 0.05).

Conclusions: It is considered that this study will contribute to the anatomical studies to be conducted in the Canidae family regarding auditory ossicles.

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Keywords

bulla tympanica; morphometry; ossicula auditivus; wolf

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Title

Morphometric and macroanatomic examination of auditory ossicles in male wolves (Canis lupus)

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 78, No 3 (2019)

Pages

600-605

Published online

2019-01-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0011

Pubmed

30687911

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2019;78(3):600-605.

Keywords

bulla tympanica
morphometry
ossicula auditivus
wolf

Authors

İ. Gürbüz
Y. Demiraslan
M. O. Dayan
K. Aslan

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