Abstract

UNUSUAL HIGH OPENING OF SUPRA ORBITAL FORAMEN- A CASE REPORT SEEN IN 3 DRY SKULL BONES

Author(s): Gokul Krishna Reddy Nune1, Minati Patra2, K. Rama Rao3

ABSTRACT: Supra orbital foramen is present in the form of a notch or foramen, usually at the junction of outer 2/3rd and inner 1/3rd of the supra orbital rim but this position is highly variable. During routine osteology teaching to students, supra orbital foramen was found on the frontal bone that opened at the middle of the superior ciliary arch. This opening was high up compared to earlier studies, the anatomy and knowledge of the opening of the supra orbital foramen has clinical significance during forehead, coronal, brow lift surgeries, during supra orbital block (migraine), probing of the nasolacrimal duct in cases where spontaneous opening absent.