Morphometric analysis of occipital condyle in human adult dry south indian skulls

Prerna Jain and Thenmozhi M.S

The aim of the study is to measure the morphological features and dimensions of occipital condyle in human adult dry South Indian skulls. To examine the anatomy of right and left occipital condyle and measure the various dimensions. The occipital condyles are undersurface protuberances of the occipital bone in vertebrates, which function in articulation with the superior facets of the atlas vertebra. The human occipital condyle is the unique bony structure connecting the cranium and the vertebral column. The progress in neuroimaging techniques has increased interest for aggressive craniovertebral surgery. Study of occipital condyle will be useful to the neurosurgeons during their surgery.

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