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Measurement of Jugular Foramen to the Adjacent Structures With Thin-Section Computed Tomographic Image

Feng, Hui*; Ling, Limian*; Liu, Min MD; Pang, Jianan*; Tian, Yong MD*; He, Xin*; Xu, Hongzhao*; Hou, Shuai*; Wang, Xuetong*; Cheng, Kailiang Jr; Li, You Qiong MD§

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182565ba4
Anatomical Studies
Abstract

Abstract: This study aimed to measure the bilateral internal aperture of the jugular foramen to internal acoustic pore, bilateral external aperture of the jugular foramen to occipital condyle, and atlas transverse process, so as to provide imaging evidence for different ways of clinical operation and smoothen the operation by protecting important nerves and blood vessels in this area. We scan 120 volunteers’ skulls on computed tomography who had no skull base lesions. High-resolution spiral computed tomography multiplane reformation is used to rebuild the three-dimensional reconstruction of the brain. The difference of our study from others is that we select some specific sections to make the measurement more accurately.

Author Information

From the *Norman Bethune Medical School of Jilin University; †The Affiliated Hospital of Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; ‡Changchun China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University; and §Department of Anatomy of Norman Bethune Medical School of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, People’s Republic of China.

Received December 20, 2011.

Accepted for publication March 2, 2012.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Kailiang Cheng, Jr, Changchun China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, 126 Xiantai St, 130021 Changchun, Jilin Province, People’s Republic of China; E-mail: chengkailiang@gmail.com

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Mutaz B. Habal, MD