Bilateral "Carotico-clinoid Foramen" With "Sella Turcica Bridge"- A Case Report

Santanu Mallik VG Sawant
2015 Anatomy & Physiology  
The Carotico-clinoid foramen is the result of ossification of carotico-clinoid ligament between anterior and middle clinoid process. Whereas bony bridge between anterior and posterior clinoid processes formed by ossified dural extension connecting these two processes, is called Sella Turcica Bridge. They can be developed unilaterally or bilaterally and vary in frequency. Both these foramina may cause different presentations, i.e. compression, tightness or stretching of internal carotid artery
more » ... al carotid artery as well as endocrinological problems affecting hypothalamus or hypophysis cerebri or neurological problems through Oculomotor or optic nerve, pituitary gland, which manifest as headache, behavioral changes, hormonal, visual, epileptic, craniofacial deviation and tooth anomalies, etc. That's why thorough anatomical knowledge is a great clinical help for neurosurgeons, neurophysicians, endocrinologists, radiologists, anatomists and biological anthropologists. Case report: Recently during teaching medical students one dry skull having bilateral ossified interclinoid ligaments (carotico-clinoid foramen and sella Turcica Bridge) is found which is relatively very rare as per literatures. The morphologic analysis has been done.
doi:10.4172/2161-0940.s5-006 fatcat:wi7kqrfgknhifmidlduj3lmh6e